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2<title>Introduction to <acronym>KDE</acronym></title>
4<para><acronym>KDE</acronym> is a comprehensive desktop environment that builds on
5<productname>XFree86</productname> and <productname>QT</productname> to provide
6a window manager and many user tools, including a browser, word processor,
7spreadsheet, presentation package, games, and numerous other utilities. It
8provides extensive capabilities for customization.</para>
10<para>We divide the <acronym>KDE</acronym> instructions into two parts. The first part, the
11core packages, are needed for the rest of <acronym>KDE</acronym> to work. The second part
12presents additional packages which provide functionality in various areas
13(multimedia, graphics etc).</para>
15<para>As the instructions for compiling and installing <acronym>KDE</acronym> were developed,
16the options to <filename>configure</filename> were examined and the parameters
17presented are the most likely to compile correctly. In each of the packages,
18one other option to <filename>configure</filename> can be added:
19<command>--enable-final</command>. This option can speed up the build
20process, but requires a lot of memory. If you have less than 256MB of RAM,
21this option may cause swapping and significantly slow compilation.</para>
23<para><acronym>KDE</acronym> also has many internationalization packages in the form of:
25where the xx is a two to five letter code for the country covered. We
26do not cover the installation of these packages here.</para>
28<para>All the <acronym>KDE</acronym> packages are comprised of various components.
29The default is to
30install most of the components. If specific components are to be eliminated, the
31official way is to set the variable <userinput>DO_NOT_COMPILE</userinput>.
32This comes in handy when there are problems compiling a particular
35<screen><userinput><command>DO_NOT_COMPILE="component1 component2" \
36./configure --prefix=/opt/kde...</command></userinput></screen>
38<para>The core <acronym>KDE</acronym> packages also honor this variable, but omitting components
39from the core packages is not advisable since it may result in an
40incomplete <acronym>KDE</acronym> installation.</para>
42<note><para><acronym>KDE</acronym> is a large and complicated set of packages. In
43some cases, users have found fixes that have not made it into the official KDE
44sources yet. If you have a problem with a specific application, take a look at
45the patches in <filename>*</filename>.
46The current patches will have the version number, &kde-version;, as a part of their
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