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Old 09-19-2018, 09:06 AM   #466
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Just going to post this retrospective on the history of KDE, which I keep intending to watch and still haven't:

FOSS Backstage 18: Lydia Pintscher Evolving KDE - how we figured out what we want to do together
watched it, lost focus very fast, not interesting content, nothing new. summary KDE has no focus but now they have again. confirms only existing critics, imho.
if there has been something other/different in this talk, pls let me konw
 
Old 11-04-2018, 09:20 PM   #467
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I just stumbled across this on DistroWatch.com and was a bit surprised. Has this been common knowledge?

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"....... Future versions will also drop support for KDE Plasma, suggesting Red Hat plans to streamline its support coverage: "KDE Plasma Workspaces (KDE), which has been provided as an alternative to the default GNOME desktop environment has been deprecated. A future major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux will no longer support using KDE instead of the default GNOME desktop environment."
https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20181105#news
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:29 PM   #468
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I just stumbled across this on DistroWatch.com and was a bit surprised. Has this been common knowledge?
Interesting. I know Eric maintains KDE for Slackware, perhaps we can use his packages. XFCE is always a good option. Mate is another option.
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 09:37 PM   #469
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I just stumbled across this on DistroWatch.com and was a bit surprised. Has this been common knowledge?



https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20181105#news
Here's a little blurb from https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/1...eprecates_kde/ that should clear things up a bit:

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To be clear, Red Hat heavily backs the Linux desktop environment GNOME, which is developed as an independent open-source project and is also used by a large bunch of other distros. And although Red Hat is signalling the end of the road for KDE support in RHEL, KDE is very much its own independent project that will continue on its own, with or without future RHEL editions' blessings.
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:38 PM   #470
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I just stumbled across this on DistroWatch.com and was a bit surprised. Has this been common knowledge?
No, that was the first I've heard of it... but personally, I couldn't care.

RH can do whatever they like with their distro. This just makes me even less inclined to switch to it at any point in future.
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:12 AM   #471
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I just stumbled across this on DistroWatch.com and was a bit surprised. Has this been common knowledge?

No, but I'm not seeing how Redhat's decision to stop shipping KDE affects any distro that isn't Redhat-based.
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:33 AM   #472
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Not a big deal. There is still Fedora and EPEL. When Red Hat says support they mean they do not want you to pay them to support something not part of the shipped distribution. Just tightening focus is all. Do they support XFCE, MATE, Cinnamon, etc?
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:07 AM   #473
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I just stumbled across this on DistroWatch.com and was a bit surprised. Has this been common knowledge?



https://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20181105#news
Known about this since a couple of articles appeared in my feedreader. Not surprised as all by this. Red Hat has favored GNOME for years.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/1...eprecates_kde/
https://jriddell.org/2018/11/02/red-hat-and-kde/

Don't see how this is relevant to Slackware and don't see this affecting KDE at all.
 
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Old 11-05-2018, 01:38 PM   #474
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https://spins.fedoraproject.org/en/kde/

See. Nothing has changed. This makes not even a ripple in the tech world, do listen to the propagandist writers who cannot get a tech job so write click bait nonsense.

Postscript: All that will happen is that KDE will continue on in Red Hat in the EPEL/COPR through Fedora. Which is what people use anyways as RHEL is pretty dated.

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Old 11-05-2018, 07:56 PM   #475
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Which is what people use anyways as RHEL is pretty dated.
Businesses use CentOS and RHEL so that will be an adjustment for those end-users who are accustomed to KDE when the next version of RHEL is released.
This isn't an issue for me as I don't use Red Hat(other than a CentOS VM).
 
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