Upgrade KDE from 4.7.1 to 4.8.4?

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Chaosphere
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Upgrade KDE from 4.7.1 to 4.8.4?

Post by Chaosphere » 14. Jul 2012, 13:44

Hi to all! I' m a newbie of SalixOS and Slackware and i' ve just installed SalixOS.

I' ve upgraded kde 4.5.5 to 4.7.1 following a guide found on this forum and now i want to know how to upgrade KDE to the latest version.

Thanks to all that will reply. :D

P.S. I really like this OS, great job! :D
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Re: Upgrade KDE from 4.7.1 to 4.8.4?

Post by Adys » 14. Jul 2012, 17:03

Maybe you would like to try Slackel, which is Salckware current + Salix tools + latest KDE.

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Re: Upgrade KDE from 4.7.1 to 4.8.4?

Post by Chaosphere » 15. Jul 2012, 05:57

So on Salix KDE isn' t updated every time that a new version is out? Okok, thanks for the reply :D
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Re: Upgrade KDE from 4.7.1 to 4.8.4?

Post by Adys » 15. Jul 2012, 06:46

It may or may not. If someone takes the time to build it (as it happened with Xfce 4.10 for example), then you can have it. But don't expect to automagically have a new package available or a new Salix ISO for each new release of each DE. That's why I suggested Slackel, if you really need to have the latest KDE, but keep in mind that Slackel is following Slackware current, as oppose to Salix, following the stable releases of Slackware, currently version 13.37.

Please note that I'm NOT saying that there isn't currently any way to update KDE. I just don't follow it closely, so I don't know.

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Re: Upgrade KDE from 4.7.1 to 4.8.4?

Post by Akuna » 17. Jul 2012, 05:05

Chaosphere wrote:So on Salix KDE isn' t updated every time that a new version is out? Okok, thanks for the reply :D
No, Stable Salix only upggrades its official repository packages in case of a security fix or a major bug fix, never for the sole reason of a newer version.
Indeed Slackel would be more appropriate if you want the latest (but less stable) packages. It is based on Slackware but incorporates Salix convenient system utilities.
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