[Bug 61939] New: "download kde source code" points to "how to compile kde"

tnagy tnagy at eleve.emn.fr
Fri Aug 1 04:35:29 UTC 2003

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           Summary: "download kde source code" points to "how to compile
           Product: www.kde.org
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Unlisted Binaries
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: webmaster at kde.org
        ReportedBy: tnagy at eleve.emn.fr

Version:           http://www.kde.org/download/ (using KDE KDE 3.1.1a)
Installed from:    Unspecified Linux
Compiler:          gcc 3.2 same problem with intel compiler
OS:          Linux

The link "Download kde source code" (http://www.kde.org) points to : http://developer.kde.org/build/index.html and not to : http://developer.kde.org/source/index.html or another link where the latest stable version of kde can be downloaded.

It is perhaps done on purpose, since the first thing that can be seen on this page is : "Here you will find instructions for compiling and installing KDE from source and suggestions for when compilation doesn't go so smoothly."

It is also quite pessimistic - you want to download kde source code and you are redirected to the troubleshooting page ;-)

I have also reached this page many times, thinking that I would actually find the kde source code there !

In my opinion the link "source code" (which is a lot more catchy than "stable version") should be changed into "development version" and point to the cvs download instructions instead of the building instructions.

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