KDE 4 Development Platform
Fedora 8 includes KDE 4.0 (beta) development libraries. The following new packages are provided:
kdelibs4: KDE 4 libraries
kdepimlibs: KDE 4 PIM libraries
kdebase4: KDE 4 core runtime files
Use these packages to develop, build and run KDE 4 applications within KDE 3 or any other desktop environment.
kdebase4 package also includes a beta version of the Dolphin file manager as a technology preview. As this is a beta version, some issues may still be present. If you need a stable version of Dolphin, please install the
d3lphin package, which is based on KDE 3 and can be safely installed alongside
These packages are designed to:
- comply with the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS), and
- be completely safe to install in parallel with KDE 3, including the
In order to achieve this, Fedora KDE SIG members made 2 changes to the
- The library symlinks are installed to
/usr/lib64/kde4/develdepending on system architecture.
makekdewidgetstools have been renamed
These changes should be completely transparent to the vast majority of KDE 4 applications that use
to build, since
FindKDE4Internal.cmake has been patched to
match these changes.
kdebase4 does not include the KDE 4 Desktop package
kdebase-workspace and its components such as Plasma and KWin version 4. The
kdebase-workspace package is still too incomplete and unstable for daily use and would conflict with KDE 3.