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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”.

Written by tabthorpe

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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pgj flying solo

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The padawan has served his apprenticeship, and has been freed from indentured mentorship. He can now give more attention to the FreeBSD Haskell Effort.

Congrats and good luck, Gabor, may your pointyhats be elusive.

Written by tabthorpe

September 2nd, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Posted in FreeBSD

KDE 4.3.1 is now in FreeBSD ports tree

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Written by tabthorpe

September 2nd, 2009 at 6:27 am

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CFT – misc/compat7x port

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Renato Botelho, aka garga, and I picked up the gauntlet and put together the compat7x port for the upcoming release of FreeBSD 8.

We initially targeted a small audience, and gradually extended our scope. We are now looking for more testers. Those inclined to give it a try are encouraged to download the shar from http://people.freebsd.org/~tabthorpe/patches/misc-compat7x-7.2.702000.200908.shar

Please note that the standard disclaimers apply.

Any feedback is appreciated to garga@ and/or tabthorpe@

Written by tabthorpe

August 21st, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Posted in FreeBSD

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

Profiled by the FreeBSD Foundation

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http://freebsdfoundation.blogspot.com/2009/07/why-we-send-developers-to-conferences.html

How cool is that? The FreeBSD Foundation used my BSDCan 2009 report as a means of encouraging other developers to attend the conferences and to access Foundation resources.

Apparently I can serve as a role model of how to do things :-D

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July 23rd, 2009 at 2:26 am

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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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Update proposed ports category, interantionalization

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A brief in discussion on the freebsd-ports thread convinced me to change my proposal from i18n to internationalization, http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-ports/2009-June/055475.html

I will await further potential feedback, Friday will mark one week since I made the original post. At that time, I will get my act together and take my proposal to portmgr@.

Stay tuned.

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June 23rd, 2009 at 4:26 pm

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