--- On Mon, 11/3/08, Mark Moellering <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> From: Mark Moellering <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: Is KDE4 usable on FreeBSD?
> To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> Date: Monday, November 3, 2008, 12:08 PM
> The other problems I had dealt with thrid-party programs. 
> There is no (at least as of a few months ago) K3B for KDE-4
> and no FreeBSD port of Ktorrent for KDE-4.  I tried the
> linux port but had lots of problems.
> Also, to start you need to give an explicit path, something
> like /usr/local/kde-4/bin/startkde in the .xinitrc file. 
> (at least I could never get anything else to work)
> I ultimately changed back to the 3.5.9(?) version from
> packages.  I am using an intel quad core running amd64
> FreeBSD 7.0 Release

The standard ports for ktorrent and k3b work just fine.  They use the KDE3 
libraries, but there's nothing to stop them from running great under a KDE4 
desktop.  I use them both regularly with KDE4 as my desktop.  In order for them 
to use the KDE4 libraries, the authors of those applications will have to come 
up with new versions for KDE4.  That has nothing to do with FreeBSD.  

I also use a lot of GTK based applications as well, and these run on a KDE 
desktop as well.  The X UI library used by an application does not matter to 
the desktop environment/wm application except that you may get a little more 
integration given certain combinations in terms of them pulling theming data 
from the same sources, etc.  

- mdh

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