I did a fresh install of 11.10 and found that, Quanta is no longer available, as the kde packages are no longer supported, but I copied the .kde folder to the new install and the folders inside include /share/quanta/ and all the quanta files. I was wondering if someone could tell me, how to run the program or make a launcher and would this work to use "Qunata plus", as I don't like the alternatives. I need this program for my work.

When Upgrading from 11.04 to 11.10 you can still install and use Quanta but not on a fresh install. I need to know what to copy besides the .kde folder which is in the home/user/username/.kde

Any help would be appreciated.

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A link: Quanta plus not supported?

KDE 3 version of Quanta

The Quanta is depending the deprecated KDE 3.5 libs /2/. They are removed from the 11.10 repositories /1/. You need to get them back.

KDE 4 version of Quanta

The development of the new version of the Quanta seems to have stalled.

KDE 3.5 Desktop

The Trinity /3/, /4/ is offering the KDE 3.5 desktop and support to the "old" KDE 3 apps.

A Quanta installation example



  1. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdelibs/+bug/794513
  2. http://packages.ubuntu.com/natty/quanta
  3. http://www.trinitydesktop.org/
  4. http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/11/02/1726228/kde-35-fork-trinity-releases-first-major-update

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