We (may) now know the real reason for that IBM takeover. A distraction for Red Hat to axe KDE

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#21

@Shrinivas17081997
,for kde to work well distro need to be rolling as kde is very actively developed.

Not sure if I agree with that, I mean the problem in Fedora wasn’t KDE software itself;it was not buggy, (except for discover) and was frequently updated; but that it was poorly curated.

It was almost the equivalent of doing dnf install kde* plasma* and calling it a distro.


#22

LOLOL! That’s basically what I do when I plop it down ontop an Arch base…add in a little kate, konsole, dolphin, and poof! ready to go. :smiley: (You can do about the same with the M-A IS.)


#23

it is that i found kde on rolling distro more proper and well configured than the point release distros.it might be my biased view about point release but thats how i feel after trying many distros.may be its like only i feel this way.


#24

triggered

how can you do that! I did the opposite on Fedora, I removed as much as I can, in the end I used minimal installs and did added just what I needed.

I don’t care about the smaller apps like Kcolorchooser and all that since they are handy and disk space is cheap, but Akonadi pulling a mariadb server OMG!


#25

That may be, from an observational standpoint. Do rolling distros tend to follow the KISS principle and let users pack on the applications; whereas point-releases need to come-with more? I dunno. Somebody would need to do a survey to really establish that as factual.


#26

The “plasma” group (in Arch) is only 42 (44) packages Plasma

If you add the kde-applications group, then you’re loaded fer bear. :wink:


#27

whereas point-releases need to come-with more? I dunno. Somebody would need to do a survey to really establish that as factual.

I think honestly it comes from dedication and common sense, Fedora KDE ships 3 browsers! Falkon, Firefox and Konqueror. According to what I have read for some reason the maintainers think that Fedora KDE should be a showcase for all Kde applications.

Yesterday I tried KDE Neon on a VM and is pretty bare bones, it only ships Firefox and some other essential stuff. and it’s the official KDE distro :man_shrugging:


#28

@spooky, Plasma in Fedora–even GNOME almost-- in Fedora, is almost as new to me as Linux is to a lifetime Windows user. But Silverblue has my attention, so I’mma tryin’. :smiley:


#29

silverblue definitely seems interesting, haven’t tried it because dunno if it’s is ready for everyday work.


#30

For work, pretty much. It’s not a play desktop, however.


#31

Funded a DE, you on drugs or something :rofl:


#32

Well redhat did back gnome so yes its a thing


#33

Code contributions is different from funding and yes Red hat supports it since it is the default DE for Fedora.


#34

And the money SUSE put into KDE?


#35

Feel free to bring up sources.


#36

The KDE website sources them as a patron (and a patron can involve money)
Canonical, google and blue systems are also listed too as patrons so yes it is probably funded by backers.


#37

https://www.kde.org/
Bottom of the page.


#38

When Novell bought SuSE and created the corporate SUSE, the very first thing they did was switch the focus to GNOME.

Dunno where they’re at now, though…


#39

The Neon Developers claim they are not the official KDE Distro. In fact, they even try to claim they are not a distro at all.


#40

The Neon Developers claim they are not the official KDE Distro. In

TIL, I think I got confused by the look of their page, it looks very “official”

not a distro at all.

whaaaaaaaat?