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Old 05-05-2008, 05:56 AM   #1
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Debian Unstable + (experimental) KDE4

Hello. I'd like to hear from any eventual `Debian Unstable + KDE4` (found in experimental repositories) users regarding the (in)stability of the DE and of their system now that it runs KDE4. [Eventual reports on resource consumption/responsiveness would be highly appreciated too.]

[Note: I understand that combined unstable/experimental + KDE 4.0 is not a model of stability/maturity, that doesn't mean every now and then, "unofficially" a package is (or for the very least appears to be) more stable than it's tagged to be.]
Old 05-05-2008, 09:51 AM   #2
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Not really recommended yet for daily use. Better wait for 4.1 anyway.
Old 05-07-2008, 10:41 PM   #3
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I use sid (debian unstable) on my home computer. 99% of the time there are no problems with it. Any problems are usually minor and go away quickly.

I tried KDE4 live CD, but didn't like it that much. Not due to bugs, but more to unreadiness and unfamiliarity. Its more of a maturity issue than a stability issue for me.
Old 05-08-2008, 12:47 AM   #4
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Thanks makuyl (sorry for the delay, the thread seems to have been burried and I missed your reply).

digerati1338: I run Debian Unstable on all my home computers, so I have a fair idea of how stable it usually is and just how unstable it can sometimes get; I was more interested in the KDE4 part.
Old 05-08-2008, 04:46 AM   #5
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I run almost everyday KDE4 compiled from scratch. The code source i get it weekly from the kde svn. I don't have any problems, it is 95% stable in my case. Oh yeah, i'm running Debian 4.0r2 Etch


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