Perhaps these packages that Pat made available in the "unsupported" area will be of use to some of you: kde-3.5.10-for-slack13.0
Now that is down-right nice.
Thanks Pat and team!
I am using 12.2 and 3.5.10 with my office machine and have no plans to modify that system any time soon. Yet I have been using 13.0 and 4.2.4 with my new HTPC. I must say I have found KDE buggy and cantankerous. I realize some people are not experiencing such problems but I suspect because this is an HTPC and I am dealing with complicated software layers my different results probably are no surprise. Yet even when I am not playing videos I find I have to force restart KDE with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. There are many times when KDE seems to just hang and not respond.
I do hope some 4.3.1 packages appear with Current Real Soon Now and I hope a lot of the instability disappears.
As this is an HTPC box I don't need many apps expected with a standard desktop. I do like the look-and-feel of the new KDE. Yet if KDE 4.3.1 remains unstable I might have to start thinking about other choices for a desktop. I really want to see KDE 4 succeed, but right now things are painful.