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1<partintro>
2<title>Introduction to KDE</title>
3
4<para>
5<screen>KDE depends on: <xref linkend="xfree86"/> and <xref linkend="qt"/></screen>
6</para>
7
8<para>KDE is a comprehensive desktop environment that builds on
9<productname>XFree86</productname> and <productname>QT</productname> to provide
10a window manager and many user tools, including a browser, word processor,
11spreadsheet, persentation package, games, and numerous other utilities. It
12provides extensive capabilites for customization.</para>
13
14<para>We divide the KDE instructions into three parts. The first part, the
15core packages, are needed for the rest of KDE to work. The second part
16presents additional packages which provide functionality in various areas
17(multimedia, graphics etc). Finally, we describe installation of other
18miscellaneous KDE packages.</para>
19
20<para>As the instructions for compiling and installing KDE were developed,
21the options to <filename>configure</filename> were examined and the parameters
22presented are the most likely to compile correctly. In each of the packages,
23one other option to <filename>configure</filename> can be added:
24<userinput>--enable-final</userinput>. This option can speed up the build
25process, but requires a lot of memory. If you have less than 256MB of RAM,
26this option may cause swapping and significantly slow compilation.</para>
27
28<para>KDE also has many internationalization packages in the form of:
29<userinput>kde-i18n-xx-&kde-version;.tar.bz2</userinput>
30where the xx is a two to five letter code for the country covered. We
31do not cover the installation of these packages here.</para>
32
33</partintro>
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