OpenSuse and KDE4

The primary reason for the existence of my OpenSuse 10.3 installation is the fact that most servers I'm responsible for run SLES. I thus have the possibility to test configuration changes without risking any adverse consequences.

As a secondary purpose, I also installed KDE 4 for being able to follow the development of my favored desktop environment. Since the release of KDE 4.1 I was waiting for an upgrade to come, and I got increasingly impatient. Surely it's not possible that the Suse developers are so slow? No, they aren't...the fault is all mine. I just used the wrong update channel, namely, KDE:KDE4:STABLE:Desktop instead of KDE:KDE4:Factory:Desktop. One can learn that from the first hit after a quick search on Google...

To change the channel, use smart channel --edit or zypper -h The latter in case you are unfortunate enough to use zypper. 😉