KDE 4.10.1, but packaged only for slackware-current
Here it is, KDE Software Compilation 4.10.1. A few weeks ago, KDE 4.10.0 was added to Slackware-current, along with all its updated dependencies. Essentially that was the same set of packages which I had made available on my ‘ktown‘ repository earlier, Pat Volkerding simply recompiled them using the provided KDE.SlackBuild framework.
Being the first improvement release in the 4.10 series, I expect that you will have a smooth transition and less bugs than with KDE 4.10.0. If you are interested in the bugs which have been fixed, you can query the KDE bugtracker for the KDE 4.10.1 fix set.
The addition of KDE 4.10.0 to the ‘-current’ branch made me reconsider my packaging strategy. I have been compiling KDE packages on Slackware 14.0 since its release, to achieve maximal coverage (the packages could be used on -current as well as on 14.0). I feared that this time, it would cause too much confusion if I built the new KDE 4.10.1 on Slackware 14.0, because the rather large set of “deps” packages would have to be installed on Slackware 14.0 but not on Slackware-current (since ‘-current’ is already uptodate).
So, I have decided to move on and start compiling KDE packages for Slackware-current exclusively. This has always been my “ktown” strategy prior to the release of Slackware 14.0. Those of you who are running Slackware 14.0 can either stick with my KDE 4.10.0 packages or compile the new KDE 4.10.1 yourself – that is a straight-forward task, it’s just time-consuming. If there is a gap in my evening hours sometime soon, I will try to compile KDE 4.10.1 on Slackware 14.0 myself and upload them.
How to upgrade to KDE 4.10.1?
It’s really easy this time because there are no updated dependencies, and no new or abandoned KDE packages (if you are running slackware-current of course). As usual you will find all the installation/upgrade instructions that you need in the accompanying README file. That README also contains basic information for KDE recompilation using the provided SlackBuild script.
You are strongly advised to read and follow these installation/upgrade instructions!
Download locations (using a mirror is preferred:
- http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/ (the master repository), rsync URI: rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/
- http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/ (my fast mirror), rsync URI: rsync://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/
- http://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/ (willysr’s Indonesian mirror), rsync URI: rsync://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/
Have fun! Eric