Tag Archive for 'kde-pim'

Alberto Villa: KDE/FreeBSD bulletin

While our mailing list is flooded with commit messages and discussions of any kind, those relying on blog posts to get a status update on KDE/FreeBSD initiative (we have a website, d’you know?) might be a bit disappointed by our silence. Well, people, I’m here to fill this need of yours! So please, have a seat, and get ready for a long, long list. OK, not so long.

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Alberto Villa: Announcing CFT for KDE SC 4.7.1 on FreeBSD

The moment has finally arrived. We’re ready to share our work on the latest KDE Software Compilation to all the brave testers who wish to give a hand. The ports should be quite stable, and if we receive good feedback, I hope to be able to commit it to /usr/ports before the release slush, and let FreeBSD (and PC-BSD) 9.0 ship with KDE SC 4.7.1!

As promised, we’re building packages to make things easier for you (only for amd64, I’m sorry), but they’re not ready yet. Come back in few days for an update. Meanwhile, I’ll let you know how to update using ports from our testing repository.

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Alberto Villa: 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

Alberto Villa: Call for test: KDE PIM 4.6.0 on FreeBSD

While KDE SC 4.6.4 makes his debut in the ports tree, we decided not to push KDE PIM 4.6.0, and keep the stable 4.4.11.1 a little longer. Nonetheless, we encourage you all brave people (well, it’s stable software, you don’t really need to be brave… but, as a FreeBSD user, you surely are) to install 4.6.0 from area51 and report your experience, and maybe we’ll eventually gain the assurance that it’s ready for our worldwide userbase.

To merge area51 to ports you need to run:
# <path to area51>/Tools/scripts/kdemerge -m /usr/ports

C’mon!