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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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.
What a big set of updates the one committed today by kde@! While a bit late (but problems should now be solved: thank you PC-BSD!), we are pleased to announce:
- Qt 4.7.2;
- PyQt4 4.8.3;
- KDE SC 4.6.1, featuring an improved ksysguardd on its own (sysutils/ksysguardd, with no dependencies) that can be used for remote monitoring of systems;
- KOffice 2.3.1 (yes, further upgrade of this is planned);
- KDevelop 4.2.0;
- a few other ports you’re probably not interested in, but that you really want to upgrade.
As always, we’d like to say thanks to all helpers and submitters. Writing a list would probably leave someone out, so drop an eye on our mailing list if you want their names.
Hello KDE aficionados,
we, the FreeBSD KDE Team, would like to expose our plans on updating KDE Software Compilation in ports.
As you may know, we’ve had 4.6.0 in testing for about a month while the ports tree was in feature freeze. Now that it is open again, we are already dealing with 4.6.1 update, then we’re not going to commit 4.6.0 to ports just to replace it with 4.6.1 in few days. In addition to not having to build KDE SC twice (not all that fun), you won’t experience some youth problems which should have been fixed in the latest release.
As a side note, we’re starting work on Qt 4.7.2, which will soon come to ports.
Enjoy the wait! :)
Well, almost. With such an original quote I announce that Qt 4.7 and KDE 4.5 (both tagged Beta 1) are now default in our beloved area51, making it the coolest Subversion repository on the net.
…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.