Fedora 10 and KDE 4.2.2
KDE 4..2.2 has been released yesterday! And for all the daredevils out there, Rex Dieter from the Fedora KDE SIG has pushed it into the KDE- RedHat (testing) repository’s for Fedora 10 (the updates also have been pushed to Rawhide). So if you are desperate to give it a try, follow the instructions on the KDE-RedHat page and install it from the repositories. Make sure you enable the “testing” repositories. I prefer doing that manually using Yum:
yum –enablerepo=kde-redhat-testing –enablerepo=kde-redhat-testing-all update
Bear in in mind that it’s called testing for a reason and that it might hold updates for other packages too (the repo also holds early bird versions of digiKam and KOffice and perhaps some other packages too). Obviously you could exclude them by only installing the KDE update by doing
yum –enablerepo=kde-redhat-testing –enablerepo=kde-redhat-testing-all groupupdate kde-desktop
but that is not really encouraged because you might miss out on other important updates related to KDE. Also note that the update pulls in Qt 4.5 which has been used to build KDE 4.2.2 against.
There’s a very nice mailing list regarding Fedora and KDE which you’ll find here: https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/fedora-kde. There’s a lot going on there regarding these kind of updates and Fedora/KDE updates in general which you might find interesting.
Short conclusion: The KDE-RedHat repositories hold updates that have been put together by experienced maintainers and will most likely work fine for most of the time (at least for me it does). But there always could be slight possibility that they could break stuff, I quote:
The unstable repository contains bleeding edge, untested, sometimes pre-release, or alpha-quality software. You’ve been warned. (-:
Edit: when writing this article I though it was in the “unstable” repo, I changed the unstable to testing. I’ll leave the last quote untouched though to make people aware of the possible risks (if there are any).