The one I am working with is from default distribution packages (Debian unstable), but I also have a compiled SVN checkout of 3.5. branch for bug hunting and to determine what the KDE default behavior should be in cases where there are distro patches
...there are just "vanilla" kde... so...
what's the difference between (2) and (3)? :P
If you run Kubuntu, RedHat or SuSE KDE packages, you get a 3 different experiences. All very different from the one intended by the KDE developers.
They have their own window decorations, but also a very different setup in the menus. And Konqueror gets a really massive makeover in Kubuntu.
Basically, if you move from a plain install of one distro to another, you'll almost get the feeling its another desktop.
I was just joking about different distro behaviour... onestly I like the slack approach (it's just one of the many reasons I use Pat's pet)
No option for Gentoo! :)
Edit: well I guess there is "other"
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