KDE 1 now available on modern Linux distros!

Posted: April 7, 2017. At: 10:20 AM. This was 11 months ago. Post ID: 10458
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KDE 2.2.2 desktop.
KDE 2.2.2 desktop.

Once of the programmers behind the KDE project is bringing the KDE 1 codebase to modern Linux distributions. This means that you could have a KDE 1 desktop on Ubuntu or Linux Mint. This is exciting. Especially if you could bring the classic KDE 1 themes to the modern Linux desktop as well, like the SGI theme. This is the type of desktop look I would be after. I should try and install this on Fedora 25, then I could use a classic desktop, just like the one I had on Debian 3.0. Those were the days. Read more about this here: https://www.heliocastro.info/?p=291. I think this is great news. Another thing that is happening is the Ubuntu project are dumping Unity as the default desktop and are replacing it with Gnome 3. MATE would be a better choice, but there is already a MATE respin of Ubuntu. Anyway, the KDE release is great, this screenshot of KDE 2.2 shows that it is a very nice looking Linux desktop and having the classic codebase back would be a great thing. I am not sure how to build such ancient code though, I am waiting for the packages to be released.

Would be a great alternative to Gnome 3 or Cinnamon on Linux Mint. Have a KDE 1 spin instead. If anyone can build this on Fedora 25, I would appreciate some packages so I could get it installed. Will be a lot of fun.

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