[kde-linux] kde3 and kde 4

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Feb 14 06:57:09 UTC 2008

I have on another partition kubuntu unstable.  I put it up for the specific 
purpose of compiling the latest versions of  programs such as Inkscape and 
Scribus which are dependent on Qt4. However for a variety of reasons I much 
prefer kde3 for day to day operations.   

Now that I have successfully compiled these new applicatons is there a way  to 
run these applications on that same partition using kde3 instead? If so how 
do I apt-get kde3 speicfically on this kubuntu parition? How do I get kdm to 
launch kde3 instead of kde4? My background is Slackware so I am a bit at sea 
with kubuntu. 

If the above approach is impractical, is there a "traditional mode" for kde4 
that mimics the operation of kde 3? I found the traditional menued kicker but 
i still can't put icons on the bottom tray etc. 
John Culleton

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