[kde-linux] KDE3 Apps to KDE4?

Allistar allistar.m at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 20:59:17 UTC 2009

David Baron wrote:

> I would love to graduate from KDE3, free up some space!
> What might I still use from KDE3?
> Ksensors -- there is a plasma data-engine available for making a plasmoid
> to replace this but has a zillion items in it! Could set up a
> stupid/simpler one by parsing the output of the sensors command line.
> Guarddog -- this is an understandable firewall builder for iptables.
> Recoll-applet -- I am not using this applet now but something like this is
> needed for us diehards that are resisting nepomuk (all those daemons bog
> down kde4). A plasmoid and a runner simply running recoll and parsing its
> stdout like the qalculate applets and runners do with qalc? Should not be
> overly difficult--might try to do them using the qalc ones as templates?
> Kdevelop -- a premiere app!! When, o when? Been using netbeans for C++ as
> well as Java (can do ruby and php as well).
> Rosegarden -- one of the more mature Linux sound apps but tied to kde3 and
> will not work, at least by me, in kde4. WIP "thorn" will be qt4, no kde4
> deps.
> Kisa -- cute live spell checker/search interface. Was ported but with all
> the bugs intact. No new version for a while now.
> KDE interfaces for boinc (works in KDE4) and flightgear (works, but
> out-of- sync with current fgfs).

And an important one for some of us: proper multi-session support. I have a
triple-head setup and from what I can tell I cannot use this in KDE4.3.

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