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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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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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Proposed ports category, i18n

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Just because life is not complicated enough, I opened up a can of worms by proposing a new ports category for the internationalisation/localisation effort.

It is my hopes to move all the *i18n* and *l10n* ports out of the misc category to their new home.

Please, please, please, if you have an opinion, pro or con to this proposal, check out my original post, http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-ports/2009-June/055412.html
and reply to it via the ports@ mailing list.

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June 18th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

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KDE4 testing is ongoing for FreeBSD

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Just to reiterate a posting by miwi,http://miwi.bsdcrew.de/2009/06/fresh-blood-for-kde-freebsd-team/, we have added two more members to the FreeBSD KDE team, newly minted Ports Committer Kris Moore of PCBSD, and Dima “Red Fox” Panov.

We have been working diligently to keep to the KDE beta schedule. The work we do is being stored in a repository, http://websvn.pcbsd.org, for inclusion to the FreeBSD Ports tree.

If you are interested in testing, you can read more at http://freebsd.kde.org

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June 16th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

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Round two for citrix_xenapp

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I finally got around the localisation issue for the German and Japanese upates and committed them to the ports tree.

Please use them, and enjoy!

P.S. Pav, officially not abandoned now :-D

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June 14th, 2009 at 6:02 am

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