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Old 02-17-2004, 10:23 PM   #1
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Installing KDE 3.2, GNOME 2.5, and redhat-artwork in deb

I just installed Debian through Knoppix 3.3 hdinstall. I'm currently running apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade.

After which, I plan to create a desktop look nearly identical to Fedora Core 2 test1, except it'll have apt-get

I plan to install KDE 3.2, GNOME 2.5, redhat-artwork, gtk-theme-switch, gtk-theme-switch-1.0.1, and the ttf-bitstream-vera font. Are all of these available in apt? If so, is the redhat-artwork entry in apt compatable with the new version of qt?

Hopefully, I'll have KDE 3.2 and GNOME 2.5 installed both running the Bluecurve theme and bitstream-vera fonts.
Old 02-17-2004, 11:53 PM   #2
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Note: this is speaking just of the packages in the official sid archives right now

the Bitstream TTF fonts are available. The GTK Theme switcher is available. KDE 3.2 is not. GNOME 2.5 is not. redhat-artwork isn't Free(tm) and so of course it's not, but bluecurve-like themes are (based on Wonderland).

Why would you install both KDE and GNOME? Other than just trying them out (which it seems like you have already), one would think you'd pick one and stick with it.
Old 02-18-2004, 01:16 AM   #3
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Redhat-artwork is indeed free. You can download redhat and Fedora for free, and the artwork is part of Gentoo's portage tree. Whether or not it exists in apt, I don't know.

As far as KDE 3.2 and GNOME 2.5 go, I personally prefer to have them both installed because I tend to switch between them. But for practical reasons, it's easier to just log into KDE or GNOME to change your current QT or GTK theme. And with redhat-artwork, you can make QT and GTK apps look and feel identical.

So how is one supposed to install KDE 3.2 and GNOME 2.5 in Debian if it is not in apt? Compile it from source?

Seems like apt isnt nearly as up to date as portage is

It's a shame Gentoo doesn't have as good an installer as Knoppix or Fedora (or better binary support).

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