[kde-linux] KDE 3.5 Apps work in KDE 4.1?

Randy Kramer rhkramer at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 14:36:25 UTC 2008

On Thursday 31 July 2008 09:52 am, Beso wrote:
> if you have the needed deps installed then they'd have no problem working.
> the problems might arise when apps went from 3.5 to 4.1 and your distro
> doesn't use the slotted installation. for example gentoo splits the 2
> versions into completely different locations on disk so you might continue
> to use whatever of the 2 versions you preffer. but other distros don't use
> this same approach. you could recreate this by manually building the 4.1
> branch and by setting a completely different location for it (for example
> /usr/kde/4.1/ and /usr/kde/4.1/libs as gentoo does) if your distro doesn't
> support both versions installed. i'm currently switching from 4-trunk to
> 3.5.9 whenever i'd like. i also can use kde4 apps into 3.5 environment. so,
> if you have the right deps you can run both versions and run programs from
> one version or another based on the one you like more.

Thanks, everybody, for the responses!

My takeaway then is that (for me) it is basically distro dependent.  (I say 
that because I am unlikely to install KDE 4,x other than by a distro upgrade, 
or really, a new install.)

Randy Kramer

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