apologies for yet another thread, and apologies if this has been succintly answered elsewhere.
But would it not have been possible to keep the "average user" supported and stable on 2009.2+KDE3.5 by leaving them pointed to the existing repo's and specifically the "distribution setting" retained as was (mine seems to be pclinuxos/2007)?
Could 2010.x+KDE4.x not have been alpha'd/beta'd via a separate repo and or "distribution setting" (e.g. pclinuxos/2010)?
Having established that you can not simply upgrade to 2010 from 2009.x, but the existing repo's have been slightly compromised in the mean time could you not set them back to a known working stable coherent version (i.e. YouCanToo's repo copy) and keep everything 2010 related in a separate repo (area) ?
I'm sure I am not the only one that needs to stay on KDE3.5 for a variety of reasons for potentially quite a while, and already have lost some functioning apps by updating "the normal way", and now need to find quite some time to backup everything up, find a 2009.2 iso and carefully change where the repo's point too, prey, just to get back to where I was.
I appreciate limited resources, but a stable and maintained current version is IMHO pretty important, and that it should be at least security fix wise maintained for a reasonable period of time after any new version has been released?