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Re: [kde] grouping tasks in taskbar

Gunther Clasen posted on Wed, 13 May 2015 11:41:14 +0100 as excerpted:

> Forgot to  ask: Is there a repository containing KDE 4.5 (or later) for
> CentOS 6.6? If so, please post a link. I couldn't find anything.

I've been out of the rpm world for over a decade now, but back when I was 
on Mandrake (yes, it was that long ago), I had pretty good luck with 
rpmfind.net .

  Search on something like kdelibs or kdebase (if unsplit, konsole or 
konqueror or the like if split) that's pretty basic to kde, and take your 
pick.  You will likely have to cross distro lines in ordered to get the 
version you are looking for, and while I was always looking for something 
near bleeding edge and Mandrake wasn't /that/ far behind, so I could do 
say rawhide or whatever and potentially upgrade a few other deps as well, 
it worked quite well.

But kde is pretty big, you're waaayyy back from leading edge, and you're 
likely to need to either upgrade a whole bunch of stuff or potentially do 
the source-rpm thing, since building from sources does allow more 
flexibility in library deps.  The deps for something that big aren't 
going to be easy.  Upgrading entire distro to el7 or fedora something, if 
possible, will likely be easier.  But an entire distro upgrade may well 
not be possible in your environment...

Someone with more recent experience on an rpm-based distro or better yet 
long term support or enterprise edition rpm-based, if they reply of 
course, may be a better guide.

(FWIW I've been on Gentoo since Mandrake.  Being a customizer and having 
a reasonably strong machine for the building, that's the perfect distro 
for me, and if it... and me... continue to be around, I can well imagine 
myself still using it another 2-4 decades.  3 decades would put me near 
80, and I suppose possibly in a nursing home...  But I recognize that 
building from sources, even if automated, isn't for everyone, nor does 
everyone want/need the customization I do; some people just want 
something that works and don't want to mess with it that much.  For these 
people, Gentoo isn't going to be the perfect match I have found it to be 
for me.)

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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