KDE 4.7 Available on Debian Testing

How about colleagues <° Linux  This is my first post, what better way to do it than to bring you the good news of the existence of KDE 4.7.4 in the repositories Debian Testing.

It seems important to me to make this known, since the subject was recently touched on in a publication of Gaara, where many mentioned how outdated it was KDE en Debian, taking into account that version 4.8 already exists.

It was precisely when I saw a notification that let me know the existence of 34 updates that I realized, and without hesitation I immediately updated them.

Just do a:

$ sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

Then everything is ready to use, so all those who wanted it, it's time to update.

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  1.   dhunter said

    Auuuuu !!!!!!

    I put it in CodeNinja so that the KDE maniacs of the UCI get the batteries.

    1.    Nano said

      Sorry but ... What is CodeNinja?

      1.    elav <° Linux said

        A blog of developers that is in the University of Informatics Sciences of Cuba 😀

      2.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

        A community of Python programmers here 😀

        1.    Jamin samuel said

          What a barbaric good. I love how this sounds "University of Computer Sciences of Cuba": $ I will tell Chavez to send me to Cuba to study there \ O / \ O /

  2.   tavo said

    Since the KR48 repository of OpenSUSE it is the fourth update I receive from KDE 4.8.1. I was surprised how stable it is because it is an external repo. Anyway the packagers do a great job without focusing fully on KDE. I am a must but I think that the packagers in Debian don't give too much importance to the environment… that they correct me if I'm in a mistake, I haven't used it in Debian for a long time.

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      Exact. The goal of Debian is not the same as other distributions where they strive to beautify the desktop.

  3.   sieg84 said

    One of these days I will try KDE on debian.

  4.   KZKG ^ Gaara said

    Welcome friend 😀
    I think now the balance is tilted to Debian ... a few months ago, Courage, elav, me and others used ArchLinux, but now elav, me, you who come in now, we use Debian (and Courage uses you-know-what), I think that Debian now invaded the site HAHAHA.

    Nothing, in good time for the post, thank you for giving us your help and well ... you'll see how good it feels to write, to be read, answered, asked, etc 😀


    1.    Nano said

      Ahem, im sorry but im using linux mint, so… FUCK OFF! xD

      1.    Rayonant said

        So do I my friend, a proud user of Linux Mint xD

        1.    Jamin samuel said


    2.    Jamin samuel said

      THAT VIVA DEBIAN «THE UNIVERSAL OPERATING SYSTEM» and its three main branches:
      - Stable (for servers)
      - Testing (for those who are not in such a rush to have the latest and want stability)
      - Sid (for an audience that likes to have the latest material and feel like it's a rolling release)

      😀 😀 😀 .. What did you think of this ranking? Opinion 😉

      1.    diazepan said

        the branch for those who are not in a rush to get the latest is the stable. The testing branch is the never perfect "balance" between the stable and the new.

        1.    Jamin samuel said

          is that the stable never moves, there the packages are frozen. but there are more active users that as things are coming out they would like to test them .. for it is the testing branch.

          my question is: how recommendable is to use the branch Sid? since ubuntu is made of it and it also grabs packages from the experimental one. How reliable is the Sid?

          1.    diazepan said

            Less recommended than testing. It is for debian "contributors", either developing programs or reporting bugs.

          2.    Christopher said

            I would say that it is an excellent option, I have been with it for several months and I have not had a single problem.

          3.    Jamin samuel said

            Christopher .. are you using the Sid branch ?? Tell us how you are doing, do you use KDE or Gnome Shell? How often is the system updated? What version of kernel, libreoffice and vlc do you have?

          4.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

            It is that the Stable branch is for servers, or people who are not interested in the latest (new) versions of programs, but who actually have 100% security that everything will work fine.

    3.    Courage said

      Do you want me to send you a photo of the computer with the hard disk error to see if that way you stop fucking?

      By this I meant the joke in the posts

      1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

        Ah come on colleague, a simple and harmless joke 🙂

    4.    elav <° Linux said

      First of all congratulate the author for the post. Incredibly the way of writing and approaching the content fits the style of our blog ^^

      I think now the balance is tilted to Debian ... a few months ago, Courage, elav, me and others used ArchLinux, but now elav, me, you who come in now, we use Debian (and Courage uses you-know-what), I think that Debian now invaded the site HAHAHA.

      I have always used Debian U_U. Arch I only tried it for a few days, so don't count me as an Arch user 😛

      1.    AurosZx said

        We are two…

      2.    AurosZx said

        We are two ... Oh, and congratulations Patriziosantoyo ('short nick xD) and Welcome to the group 🙂

        PS: Good to know about KDE, now we know that Gaara can sleep in peace LOL

        1.    patrizio santoyo said

          Thanks, I'll have to find a nickname xD

    5.    patriziosantoyo said

      Thank you, as I was saying I hope to be able to collaborate with <° Linux, and thus be able to give back a little of how much it has helped me.

  5.   Jamin samuel said

    good 😀 😀 .. by the way 4.7 how long ago did it come out ??

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      KDE 4.7.0 was released in July 2011 - » http://kde.org/info/4.7.0.php
      And KDE 4.7.4 (which is the one that is entering Testing now) came out in December 2011 - » http://www.kde.org/info/4.7.4.php

      1.    Jamin samuel said

        Well it was 3 months .. I hope they were worth it 😉

  6.   kennatj said

    Ahahahah in pardus we walk in the 4.6.5 xD

    1.    Jamin samuel said


    2.    pandev92 said

      Normal, if I'm not mistaken in Pardus they made a maximum of 2 annual releases and then practically frozen the kde repository section.

    3.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      WTF!!! O_O

  7.   stories said

    I am a gnome user in all the distros that I use, and some xfce, but I'm thinking of trying kde, I still don't know if in arch, chakra, or something else.

  8.   Perseus said

    finally. I thought it would never happen XD. is the only thing I can fault debian X- (

  9.   Tony said

    Ufff KDE hit me with the update ... KDM has been changed to a very ugly one and when I try to access KDM comes out again in an infinite loop 🙁

    Luckily I only have it for testing ...

    1.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      That has not happened to me ... I mean, the system crashed but only because I updated badly, once I downloaded all the packages I needed, I updated without problems. Try to create a new user using a terminal ([Ctrl] + [Alt] + [F3]) and enter with that user through the KDM, to see if the same thing happens to you.

  10.   Hairosv said

    Can I install this desktop in LMDE without any problem? I have read in other forums that it brings a problem with the library.

    what is true?

    1.    patriziosantoyo said

      I remember reading the opposite, something about that there was no problem. But since you mentioned it, I think it would be a good idea one of these days to try LMDE and install KDE.

    2.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      I've never tried, but in theory it shouldn't fail.

  11.   jony127 said

    In Debian testing, but they don't say it's stable? one of the reasons why I have not finished deciding to use this distro is because I see it out of date to use as a desktop, such as kde, firefox ...... it does not convince me

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      KZKG ^ Gaara just installed it and so far he hasn't had any problems ^^

      1.    Oscar said

        I installed it yesterday, it is working very well and fast, with 8 tabs open and 4 applications it is consuming 850 MB. I think it is a reasonable consumption considering that my processor is an AMD64.

    2.    Jamin samuel said

      the testing branch takes a while to add recent material .. it's normal in debian, if you want recent material or use a rolling release or use fedora that can also be a good option 🙂

    3.    KZKG ^ Gaara said

      Who wants something, something costs him 🙁

  12.   Tony said

    My case is curious, I have a machine with Testing and another with Sid. Sid's did not give me any problem when it was updated to KDE 4.7 about a couple of weeks ago, and Testing has hit me everywhere.

    Anyway, stories not to sleep 😉

    1.    Jamin samuel said

      Axis very strange 😛 .. I mean that the sid branch is behaving well then 😉 .. with you you are the second person who says that the branch Sid He is behaving wonderfully and has not given him any problems.

      It is consistent, Ubuntu comes from Debian Sid does not fail as a system, who fails are the packages and (it depends on the package).

      Distros that are rolling release that receive things fresh out of the oven do not fail. So how do you explain that in debian people say that the branch Sid failure ?? I do not understand, because it does not fail in the KISS but in debian yes?