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Old 04-08-2015, 09:31 AM   #1
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Question migrating from KDE4 to KDE5


Is it possable to migrate from a kde4 installation on slackx86_64 current to kde5 without loosing my exsisting desktop configs?
I ask becuse some of my setup is not standard slackware stuff and had to be installed by hand including, an APL interpreter, a youtube viewer and a partially installed linphone. Needless to say, I do not want to lose/unconfigure these.
Any suggestions?
 
Old 04-08-2015, 09:36 AM   #2
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It wouldn't hurt to ask in the "comments section" (bottom of the page) here,

http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-...kware-current/

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Old 04-08-2015, 12:04 PM   #3
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every program should have its own configuration, independent of the DE used
it's all well defined but there are cases where devs don't follow these standards, so i can't guarantee
(for those you counted it should work)

as for having an icon to click,
usually programs come with .desktop files
even if one doesn't you can make a .desktop file yourself and put it in /usr/share/applications/


those are mostly freedesktop standards
shame that freedesktop is going bad lately, but still the older things like this are good

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Old 04-09-2015, 09:14 AM   #4
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Having read on the link to alien pastures that slackware's next version is to use a late kde4 rather than the current kde5, my need for an answer is less urgent. However, the problem will not go away entirely so I am not marking this as solved. I will continue making enquires.
 
Old 04-09-2015, 10:02 AM   #5
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Having made some enquires on alien pastures and got some replies :- It seems that the remaining barrier to going from kde4 to kde5 is that I will need to re-install wallpapers and wigets. Hopefully this will be resolved when the next main version of slackware hits the streets.
 
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Having made some enquires on alien pastures and got some replies :- It seems that the remaining barrier to going from kde4 to kde5 is that I will need to re-install wallpapers and wigets. Hopefully this will be resolved when the next main version of slackware hits the streets.
Of course that will not be resolved.
Slackware offers a pristine desktop environment without tweaks. If one workspace is replaced by another workspace then you need to dress up that your new desktop, quite understandable really.
If re-adding widgets (clock, weather applet, etc) to your desktop and changing your wallpaper is enough of a burden to you that you want to stall a migration... what are you doing here?

But perhaps you are just a bit confused and thought that you need to re-install software from un-identified sources in order to get your wallpaper and widgets back? Of course not! The plasma 5 workspace comes with its own set of beautiful wallpapers and widgets and a whole lot of other goodies too.
 
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