Questions about Centos-6

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Fri Nov 18 06:58:38 GMT 2011

gene heskett posted on Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:05:08 -0500 as excerpted:

> Specifically, how hard is it to install sth in the kde-4.6.5 range onto
> Centos-6, 64 bit?

I'm not a CentOS authority, but one of the big differences you're looking 
at is hal.  With kde 4.5 and previous, kde used hal.  With 4.6+, it uses 
udev/upower/udisks instead.

Since late 4.5 (4.5.4 or 4.5.5) was really the first time I considered 
kde4 full-release worthy -- what SHOULD have been 4.0 (IMO previous 
versions were alpha quality thru 4.2, beta 4.3, rc 4.4), that's a very 
reasonable version to install for still hal-based systems.

Actually, 4.6 had some unfortunate regressions early on, tho by 4.6.5 
they were generally fixed and/or had workarounds (one, I think triggered 
only if you have a panel configured for the top or left sides, still 
exists in 4.7, but there's known workarounds).  4.6 was in many ways a 
stability regression from 4.5, tho by 4.6.5 it was acceptable.  But for 
systems still using hal, 4.5 is definitely a far easier and better choice.

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