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Re: Wish list: 10 improvements for KDE 4.2

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on September 08, 2008 12:05 AM
Sorry, but your comment is completely wrong:
* No, you cannot install Qt widget styles, KWin window decorations and most plasmoids though KHotNewStuff. Not in Fedora, nor in any other distribution. This is technically impossible, as those themes/plasmoids are compiled C++ code and must be compiled for the particular distribution, so your distribution's repository is the proper place to distribute them. (A few of them are already in Fedora's repository, and more stuff, like Lancelot, is being packaged.) Only plasmoids entirely written in an interpreted scripting language and Plasma themes (which are SVG only, no code) can be installed through KHotNewStuff, compiled stuff can't and probably never will.
* Fedora doesn't ship any plasmoids which aren't part of KDE 4.1 in its kdebase-workspace and kdeplasma-addons packages. Other stuff belongs to separate packages, and there is currently no package for the RSS newsreader. Whoever wants it in Fedora will have to package it and submit it for review.
* You do not have to wait for Fedora 10 to get KDE 4.1, it is available as an update for Fedora 9. (Well, it will be available for all users in a couple days, when the repositories with the new signing key are finally available.)

-- Kevin Kofler


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