--On Friday, August 07, 2009 00:27:00 -0500 Kent Stewart <kstew...@owt.com> wrote:

On Thursday 06 August 2009 05:53:05 pm Paul Schmehl wrote:
--On August 6, 2009 7:15:18 PM -0500 Andrew Gould

<andrewlylego...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 6:21 PM, Paul Schmehl<pschmehl_li...@tx.rr.com>
> wrote:
>> Can someone who has already done this upgrade suggest the best way to go
>> about it?  Do I need to completely uninstall kde3 first?  Is there an
>> upgrade path that's not fraught with gotchas?
>> --
>> Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
> Unless things have changed very recently, KDE4 is in its own directory
> folder.  This may imply that KDE3 and KDE4 can coexist.
> As always, YMMV.

I was looking for something a little more definitive, like I upgraded like
this, and here's the problems I ran into.

I don't want to run KDE3 and KDE4 side by side.  I want to migrate from
the former to the latter.

There are features that haven't made it to kde4 such as koffice. I added
OpenOffice but that can be a long compile. One of my favorite sites crashes
konqueror, which wasn't a problem on kde3. I left my slower machine, which I
use for e-mail, and web browsing running kde3 and play with kde4 on my system
that can do a portupgrade -pfR kde4 in 7 hours and build OO in less than 2
hours. It is running kde-4.3 now and it has been recursively rebuilt. The
browser crash is still there. I can use the packages of common ports to
update the slower machine. They are on a 4-port kvm and it is too easy to
simply use the machine that works the best.

Thanks, Kent. That's very useful information. I'm going to stick with KDE3 a while longer. This is my primary workstation, so I don't want to be chasing demons all day.

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
As if it wasn't already obvious, my opinions
are my own and not those of my employer.
"It is as useless to argue with those who have
renounced the use of reason as to administer
medication to the dead." Thomas Jefferson

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