KDE Workspaces and Applications 4.10 on live images courtesy of openSUSE

The 4.10 release for the KDE Development Platform, Workspaces and Applications is drawing nigh… as you may have read, there is now an additional release candidate in order to test some last-minute changes.

Of course, the KDE developers can only do so much: it’s impossible to test all possible combinations. That is, unless the community at large helps by finding and reporting issues the developers can fix. But doing so requires a 4.10 install. You can of course use packages from distributions, but you may not feel comfortable installing a prerelease on your system (and no one would blame you for that). Of course, if you had something to test without touching your own system…

And that’s exactly what you can do now. Alin and shumski from the openSUSE KDE team have generated live images (based on openSUSE 12.2) for USB and DVD offering a standard 4.10 install, which should provide enough to try the new release and be able to report bugs to the developers.

Some screenshots for the impatient:

Desktop Dolphin Gwenview Amarok

And of course, the  download links (EDIT: now fixed for good!):

It’s more than 650 Mb, so it won’t fit on a CD, but it will on an USB stick. Follow these instructions to install them to USB media. You can also burn these images to DVD.

If you decide to use it, don’t forget to test (see here what’s needed) and submit detailed bug reports to the developers.

Let’s make 4.10 rock solid!

25 thoughts on “KDE Workspaces and Applications 4.10 on live images courtesy of openSUSE”

  1. Eek, ya blew the beeg theming secret for openSUSE 12.3! Oh well, I guess the Plasma theme needs testing too.

    If you want to test 4.10 the with the KDE default branding, install:

    kdebase4-runtime-branding-upstream
    kdebase4-workspace-branding-upstream
    kdelibs4-branding-upstream

    and accept the deinstallation of the openSUSE equivalents.

  2. The links are broken again. Learn to live with Murphy and link to the directory :-)

    What is the difference between the “Reloaded” images and the “RC2″ images? I see they have the same build date but the Reloaded images are bigger.

  3. the base system reloaded is against latest stable opensuse, 12.2, the RC2 that you see there and would be announced soon… are against factory (so try it only if you want to see the future)… The list of packages for kde may slightly differ… but nothing essential..

    Alin

  4. Hi Luca,

    i am a total Linux Noob and make my first steps in the world of SUSE and KDE.

    You write:

    You can of course use packages from distributions, but you may not feel comfortable installing a prerelease on your system (and no one would blame you for that).

    I tried to find the new 4.10 Version under YAST but i can’t find them. Can you give me a more precise help on how to install the new Workspace and Theme via YAST?

    Thanks from germany
    Jan

  5. @Jan a special repo for 4.10 was not created yet.. you can use the packages from kde:distribution:factory for your flavour… but if you do not feel comfortable just drop in our irc channel… #opensuse-kde

    Alin

  6. Only problem that Dolphin still grey!! Why only change colours for KDE panel? If change for each element It will look more pretty

  7. I wonder if that textured background for gwenview ever made it to 4.10.. oh well i guess i’ll have to dl this to find out :)

  8. The links are backwards. The 32-bit link is pointing to the 64-bit ISO and the 64-bit link is pointing to a 32-bit ISO.

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