"...if you are a perfectly sane person, you'll probably want to
go straight to your favorite Linux distribution's support Web site
or ftp.kde.org, right this minute, and look for the appropriate KDE
2.0 binaries. Of course, if you're the daring type and feel
that you haven't experienced that warm and cuddly Open Source
Software experience unless you've spent several hours compiling a
GUI environment yourself, or if you want to fully appreciate the
kinds of nutty things those Krazy software developers have to put
up with, then by all means, read on."
"...since the sources were not available via FTP at the time of
this writing, we had to get it the hard way -- via CVS and CVSup.
... While retrieving source code from CVS and CVSUP servers is
probably not the easiest way of obtaining the code, it's still the
best way to ensure that you're getting the latest and greatest
source (that bleeding edge stuff we were talking about before).
Usually, you can assume that the developers who upload have tested
their code and that it should actually work. Unfortunately, in our
case, it took several days of trying before we found a KDE 2.0 code
snapshot that would actually compile..."
"OK, you've got the files. Now the fun part comes. The first
thing you'll want to do is compile the QT 2.2.0 library. It's the
prerequisite for everything. QT is located in the /qt-copy
subdirectory of whatever directory all your source code is in.
You'll want to read the README and README-qt-copy files in that
directory. They have detailed instructions on how to install it and
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