Install quanta plus on ubuntu 12.10

By | June 27, 2013

Quanta Plus

Quanta Plus is web development tool for the KDE desktop that resembles dreamweaver of windows. But it is a dead project now and is not being developed anymore for years. However it is still my favorite because it works very well.

Remarkable features are :

1. Group files into projects.
2. Auto-suggestions for php code
3. Tracking changed files and uploading them at one go
4. Inbuilt ftp browser that tracks differences with local project directory.

Thats why I find Quanta Plus too addictive for my php development tasks. There are alternatives like Bluefish, Aptana etc but all have got some or the other issues.

It was a part of the kdewebdev package on ubuntu but 11.04 was the last ubuntu version that had it, after that it was removed. So to installed it on recent ubuntu versions like 12.10 you would have to download the package files from the package archives.

To install quanta plus on Ubuntu 12.10 you need the following packages.


You have to download them from the old repositories over here

Search for and download the deb file for each package. You will find all of them in the lucid repo.

Install the packages one by one in the same order as listed above.
Use the gdebi command

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi

Install the packages

$ sudo gdebi libqt3-mt_3.3.8-b-8ubuntu3_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi libavahi-qt3-1_0.6.30-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb
$ sudo gdebi kdelibs-data_3.5.10.dfsg.1-3ubuntu2.10.04.1_all.deb 
$ sudo gdebi kdelibs4c2a_3.5.10.dfsg.1-5ubuntu2_amd64.deb 
$ sudo gdebi kfilereplace-kde3_3.5.10-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb 
$ sudo gdebi klinkstatus-kde3_3.5.10-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb 
$ sudo gdebi kommander-kde3_3.5.10-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb 
$ sudo gdebi quanta-data_3.5.10-0ubuntu4_all.deb

Ubuntu 13.10

For your information, Quanta Plus cannot be installed on Ubuntu 13.10 anymore. The kdelibs4c2a package conflicts with the default kdelibs package. I am not aware of how to fix this, so for the time being I will stick to 12.10 to continue using Quanta Plus

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