KDE 4.11.3 ready for install
Here is KDE Software Compilation 4.11.3 – it was announced a little earlier today. The third incremental maintenance release for KDE 4.11 contains updates for Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform, and has eliminated over 120 bugs from the Window Manager KWin, the file manager Dolphin, the personal information management suite Kontact, the UML tool Umbrello, and others.
Packages are available for Slackware-current in the usual 32-bit and 64-bit flavours. I am running them on this very laptop and I find no flaws. I am also working on other interesting stuff, that is why it took a few hours to write the blog article. Be sure to be here when I publish the next one (hopefully tomorrow). One hint: SilverLight.
The new Plasma Network Management applet which I added to the previous KDE 4.11.2 set, has been seriously reworked by its developers, and the updated version I have as part of the new KDE 4.11.3 needs a bit of manual work if you are currently using that first version. After upgrade, you will notice that the old applet has transformed into a red cross and calls itself an “unknown applet”. Just remove it from the system tray and add the updated one (called again “Network Management v0.9.3.1”).
How to upgrade to KDE 4.11.3 ?
Note: you have to be running Slackware-current! These packages are not suited for Slackware 14.0.
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!
Where to find packages for KDE 4.11.3 ?
Download locations are listed below (you will find the sources in ./source/4.11.3/ and packages in /current/4.11.3/ subdirectories). Using a mirror is preferred because you get more bandwidth from a mirror and it’s friendlier to the owners of the master server!
- 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 US 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/
- http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien-kde/ (fast UK based mirror, run by Darren Austin), rsync URI: rsync://slackware.org.uk/people/alien-kde/
Have fun! Eric