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    KDE2 Final Released
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, October 24, 2000 – 21:52
    KDE2 final has been released and following QT’s GPL’ing of its toolkit it can be found in woody. To get it do apt-get install task-kde. If you’re running woody.

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    Subject: Re: KDE2 Final Released
    Author: sjp
    Date: Thursday, 2000/10/26 – 15:28
    What about us poor Potato users? Will we be getting KDE2 packages? Our company won’t be upgrading to Woody for a long, long time.
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    Subject: Re: KDE2 Final Released
    Author: sjp
    Date: Friday, 2000/10/27 – 00:26
    I’m replying to my own post here. I’ve found that there are KDE2 packages for Potato. All you need is the following line in your /etc/apt/sources.list file, then select task-kde in dselect or apt-get:

    deb http://kde.tdyc.com/debian potato contrib kde kde2

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    Subject: Re: KDE2 Final Released
    Author: ressu
    Date: Thursday, 2000/10/26 – 16:05
    That is a bit trickier.. but not impossible…

    you just set your apt sources so that deb-src points to woody..
    (i just might do an article about this later on)

    then you get the sources for kde, and run dpkg-buildpackage on the sources..

    that will create (after a quite of a while of compiling) kde debs for potato..

    also you can check if the unofficial apt sources list has a source which has KDE for potato.

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    Subject: Re: KDE2 Final Released
    Author: blah-Hipo
    Date: Thursday, 2000/10/26 – 09:07
    Okay. I just downloaded and installed kde2, and this is my judgment: it sucks. Well, that is *totally* unfair. I am certain it does what it is supposed to: dumb down linux. KDE2 would be great for someone like my mother to run linux, because it brings a MacOS look/feel to the desktop. So basically, what I am saying is that it sucks for me to use, but they did a really good job emulating windows/macos ease. If linux becomes a dominate OS, kde will definetley be on the desktops of a class of users (the *cool* people, however, will use Helix GNOME, aka liquid sex).

    love,
    Neal

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    Subject: Re: KDE2 Final Released
    Author: ressu
    Date: Thursday, 2000/10/26 – 10:37
    I don’t like KDE myself either.. but for the beginners it really is a good starting point.

    i myself use E, which has kde support.. still i never downloaded any K software, because it would mean i would have to download all those libs (which i already had to when i needed gq, which is gnome) these are really useless for the experienced users, but as i have many times sayed, ‘We need software for the beginners too!’

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