I’ve been enjoying Linux Mint 14 KDE version for some months now, but decided this morning to update to KDE 4.10 using Ubuntu’s KDE-Backports PPA (Personal Package Archive). Here is a screenshot:
It seems to be working very nicely. I haven’t noticed any of their many changes yet… which is probably a good thing. One minor issue from recent versions does not seem to be fixed yet: whenever I try to place plasma widgets any closer to the top of the screen than you see in the screenshot, they automatically move back down (about 1/2 inch from the top). Strange. Perhaps it’s a “feature,” not a bug!
To add the Kubuntu Backports repository, press Ctrl-T (to open a terminal), and type the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
You will have to type your root password, then you will be asked to confirm that you really want to do this. Press Enter.
When it completes, you will need to type the following command:
sudo apt-get update
followed by this command:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
This will begin the download and installation of all the new KDE 4.10 packages. A reboot will be necessary after it completes. Enjoy!