Qt 4.7 imported in area51

…just to make room for another one. :) Yeah, it can be funny, and useful, to write about development stuff! Here’s the first news: Qt 4.7 Technology Preview has just landed on KDE’s area51. If you’re thinking about helping us, you’re welcome. And you can follow the instructions below.

  1. Head to http://wiki.FreeBSD.org/KDE4/QT4 and have some good reading.
  2. Checkout the branch from area51: $ svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/branches/qt-4.7tp.
  3. Checkout the *merge scripts: $ svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/trunk/area51/Tools; use them to merge your ports tree with area51 (CAUTION: do you really want to do this outside of a jail?): # PORTSDIR=$ports_directory KDEDIR=$qt47_directory ./Tools/scripts/qtmerge.
  4. Choose a port (with an eye on the table in the wiki) and test it: e.g. # cd $ports_directory/graphics/qt4-svg && make install.
  5. Fix what’s broken (build errors, configuration problems, plists…) and make a patch: e.g. $ cd $qt47_directory/graphics/qt4-svg && svn diff > ~/qt4-svg.diff; send it to [email protected].

You MUST understand the risks in doing such testing in your environment (and not in a jail): do not try to replace Qt 4.6 with this to make your shiny KDE go faster, because you could break anything. Forewarned is forearmed. ;)

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