I’ve been watching over the KDE 4 development for the past couple of months as I’ve always loved it as my unix* window manager (outside of Fluxbox of course), and today I finally got around to installing it.
The following has been tested on a MacBook Pro w/ Ubuntu Gutsy (Kernel 2.6.22-14-generic)
The first part is the hardest part (sarcasm); Simply open /etc/apt/sources.list with your favorite text editor (ex: sudo nano -w /etc/apt/sources.list) and add the following line:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu gutsy main
Run the following from your command line and it’ll update your Aptitude database to include the KDE4 installation from the source added above:
#sudo aptitude update
The Hardest Part – The Install:
Simply run the following from your command line, wait a few minutes as your download completes itself, and then logout. Login in under a new KDE4 session and get busy with it:
#sudo aptitude install kde4-core
I have not gotten around to full testing this environment yet as I’m just now getting the install done, but you can expect a full review this week. Tomorrow is Macworld, so don’t expect much outside of the world of Apple, but I’ll get you a review of all of the new features ASAP.