Tales of FreeBSD porting: KDE SC 4.7 and Telepathy-KDE

It’s time for another roadmap. And let’s make it fast.

What’s keeping KDE SC 4.7 still out of FreeBSD? Well, the high number of tarballs (and thus ports) in which it was split for this release. Actually they’re not too much, but they require a deep scan to update dependencies. We’ll probably be ready for a Call for tests in few days, and we would even like to provide test packages to make the process easier and get more feedback!
KDE PIM 4.7 will also be available, but I guess it won’t be ready to be committed along with other ports. Let’s hope in a mature 4.7.1!

Meanwhile, as a bonus, you’re free to test the first release of Telepathy-KDE:
# <path to area51>/Tools/scripts/kdemerge -m /usr/ports
# make install -C /usr/ports/net-im/telepathy-kde

3 Responses to “Tales of FreeBSD porting: KDE SC 4.7 and Telepathy-KDE”


  • Have you considered working with the Gentoo KDE team to identify the dependencies? They seem to already have them worked out and the Gentoo Foundation maintains an OS called Gentoo/FreeBSD, which is FreeBSD with Gentoo’s init system and package manager on top.

  • i didn’t know the project was still alive! no, we didn’t, and by experience no other solution can be really trusted (everybody does mistakes), but i’ll have a look at their work. anyway it’s not difficult, and we already did the big part (quite quickly, actually), it’s just a bit longer than usual (and don’t forget holidays :P)
    thanks for the suggestion!

  • Awesome, thanks for posting about this … let’s hope it gets into ports before the ports tree freeze ~

    I’m really anxious to see what’s new ! =D

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