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New ports committer, Alberto Villa

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I am pleased to announce my latest mentee, Alberto Villa. Alberto has been a dedicated contributor with the FreeBSD KDE team, and it was finally time to punish him with a ports commit bit.

Martin Wilke will be Alberto’s co-mentor in this little adventure!

Congratulations Alberto!

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January 24th, 2010 at 2:48 am

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Dima Panov flying solo

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Dima “Red Fox” Panov, aka fluffy@ has been a dedicated contributor to the FreeBSD KDE team, and his hard work has paid off, miwi@ and I have cast him loose to collect pointy hats on his own.

It has been a pleasure being your mentor, Dima, good look, and may your INDEX breakages be elusive :-D

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January 22nd, 2010 at 3:57 am

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Qt 4.5.3 has been committed to area51

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Nokia announced the release of Qt 4.5.3 today. It is a bug release version leading up to 4.6.0.

I updated area51 branches/qt-4.5 to 4.5.3. It is not quite ready for general use at this time. Contributors are welcome to check it out and provide patches as needed to make it build.

On a related note, KDE 4.3.2 will be tagged soon, so we need to decide what version of Qt to run with, feedback to [email protected] is appreciated

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October 1st, 2009 at 8:26 pm

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[CFT] Qt-4.6.0 technology preview ready for beta test

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The FreeBSD KDE team is pleased to announce the first public call to test Qt-4.6.0-tp1. It can downloaded from the area51 repo with the following command

svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/branches/qt-4.6tp/

From there you can use kdemerge to overlay the changes to your ports tree. Please note that you will require some patches from the repo to get games/kdegames4 and net/kdenetwork4 to build.

Our initial testing has yielded a binary compatibility between 4.6.0 and 4.5.2. Please be aware that this needs more testing.

One other warning, the py-qt* bindings are still a work in progress. Dima Panov, aka fluffy@, is currently working on it.

Please send feedback to [email protected]

This branch was made possible by the hard work of Alberto Villa and other contributors.

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September 25th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

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More help for the FreeBSD KDE team

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The FreeBSD KDE team is pleased to report that Raphael Kubo da Costa has joined the team. He is a KDE contributor, maintaining the ark tool, and a recent convert to FreeBSD :-D

More recently Raphael has been our man in the middle, getting the FreeBSD Qt patches merged upstream to Nokia via Gitorious.

Congratulations and welcome aboard!

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September 21st, 2009 at 4:47 am

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Qt 4.6 technology preview is available

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Nokia recently released Qt 4.6-tp1, and I included it in our repository
so we could get some run time with it.

Virtually every port *will* require some tender loving care. We are looking to you, our contributors, to hack it and provide the fixes to make it build.

Here are some instructions for testing and preparing patches for
inclusion to the area51 repository.

svn co http://area51.pcbsd.org/branches/qt-4.6tp ./area51

Overlay this area51 directory with your ports tree. I will leave
that as an exercise for you the reader. **HINT** checkout
http://area51.pcbsd.org/trunk/area51/Tools/scripts/kdemerge

Now do this

cd /usr/ports/devel/qt4
make

See what breaks, or won’t compile and fix it. It is as easy as that :-D

You can do some recreational reading at
http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.6-snapshot/installation.html to get some pointers on building the package.

For instance, through initial testing I noticed the plist was wrong
for misc/qt4-doc, so I fixed it and prepared a diff

svn diff pkg-plist > ~/qt4-doc-4.6.0.patch

Mail the patch as an attachment to [email protected], and await
one of our developers to test and include into the repo.

Please note that we have not tested KDE4 builds with Qt 4.6 yet,
so the usual disclaimer applies, “Beware, here be dragons”.

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September 10th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

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New blood for the FreeBSD KDE team

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I am pleased to announce the addtion of Alberto Villa to the FreeBSD KDE team. Alberto has been an active contributor on the mailing lists, and now he will be directly contributing to the area51 repository.

Congratulations, and welcome aboard, Alberto!

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September 3rd, 2009 at 1:50 am

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KDE 4.3.1 is now in FreeBSD ports tree

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With the coa[ch|x]ing of miwi and makc I did my first KDE mega commit to the ports repository, http://www.freshports.org/commit.php?message_id=[email protected].

KDE 4.3.1 is a bugfix, translation and maintenance update. KDE users are encouraged to upgrade to this version.

A big thanks to Martin and Max for their help, and let us not forget the contributors, testers and submitters that also made this happen.

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September 2nd, 2009 at 6:27 am

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Introducing new Ports Committer, Dima Panov

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I will be mentoring Dima along with Martin Wilke. Dima was instrumental working behind the scenes in preparing the FreeBSD port of KDE 4.3 and as a result we are punishing him with a commit bit.

Dima’s new handle is [email protected]

Just remember Dima, you are not a real committer until you break the INDEX, then fix it!

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August 11th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

Call for testers Qt 4.5.2

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The FreeBSD KDE team is pleased to announce the availability of Qt 4.5.2 in the area51 repo. Please see the announcement, http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-freebsd/2009-July/005746.html for details.

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July 9th, 2009 at 4:12 am

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