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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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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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Long time no post :(

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For a little while I hosted my own blog, but tore it down. Didn’t write much there, either.

So what have I been up to in the realm of FreeBSD? For a while I was helping in the smallest way with KDE4 testing, I joined the ports-security@ team, and also the donations@ team.

I have also dabbled a little with British English translations. I have join the GnomeSword team as a translator. And now that I have a better grasp of qt-linguist, I have started working on Bibletime. I am not British, I am Canadian, and I much prefer en_GB spelling!

Hopefully it will be much sooner before my next post.

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November 21st, 2008 at 4:35 am