[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 ?

Thu May 29 15:49:56 UTC 2008
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

Ross S. W. Walker wrote:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>>> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 9:11 AM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 2:41 AM, Ralph Angenendt <ra+centos at br-online.de> wrote:
>>>>> Answer: When it's ready.
>>>> Suits me - I have a different question (and it's probably up somewhere
>>>> I don't have time to look at the moment - I'll check when I get to
>>>> work, but by then I'll have forgotten this question again).
>>>> Does 5.2 have an updated release of GDE with it?
>>>> Every so often, among other things, when I exit Evolution, it crashes,
>>>> but Bug Buddy says it can't report the bug because my GDE is too old.
>>>> 5.0 came with GDE 2.16.0.  Gnome development is up to 2.23.1 (or later
>>>> - I lost track).
>>> RHEL-5 will probably be 2.16 til its end of life.
>> This is generally true .. the minor kde or gnome version (that is the 5 
>> in kde-3.5.4 or the 16 in gnome-2.16.0) has never changed in a the same 
>> RHEL version in the past ...
>> HOWEVER, I have heard that RHEL-6 is a ways off and that RHEL 5.3 will 
>> continue to have major changes, even more pronounced than those in 5.2, 
>> so we will need to wait and see :D
> Well one can hope... Personally I would love to see KDE 3.5.9
> pulled in as it is a lot more stable and robust then KDE 3.5.4.
> KDE 4.0 is still way too immature even for RHEL 6, the interface
> still needs a lot of working out, polishing and the icons need to
> look more, well less like a child's software system.
> I still prefer to use KDE 3.5 and 3.5.9 is definitely the way to
> go there.
> -Ross

Well hopefully the testing of KDE 4 in Fedora 9 will answer the issue of 
whether it is ready or not for RHEL6. Also, as RHEL6 is still a way off, 
and KDE 4 is developing fast, things _may_ have changed by the time it 
is released. But I do agree, atm I'd personally rather see KDE 3.5 included.

The other factor to consider is the long term support issues related to 
maintaining KDE 3.5 in RHEL6 given that I _think_ qt3 is already