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KDE 4.5.1 – I took the plunge

Yes! KDE 4.5.1 Packages are now available for slackware-current (32-bit and 64-bit).

Read installation/upgrade instructions in the provided README file.

In my previous post I wrote that I was not sure who would be building new packages for KDE, but then I decided that this would be a nice test of my new build box with virtual machines. Indeed my total build time for KDE has been reduced to almost a third of the time that was needed before!

My new KDE 4.5.1 packages are only meant for  Slackware-current. They are not guaranteed to work on Slackware 13.1, so if you want KDE 4.5.1 you are encouraged to upgrade to Slackware-current!

There is one additional dependency to be installed on slackware-current: libdbusmenu-qt (which does not yet exist in Slackware).  You’ll find it in the “deps” directory.

Let me repeat this note from when 4.5.0 was released:

NOTE:

The kdepim and kdepim-runtime packages are not part of KDE 4.5.1 !!
The PIM developers decided that their applications are not yet stable enough to get included, and instead you are encouraged to keep the kdepim and kdepim-runtime packages of slackware-current (version 4.4.5).
There is one caveat: the consequence is that you will only be able to use the english localization of kdepim, because the language files are contained in the kde-l10n-* packages of the old version. You can not install that in parallel with the 4.5.1 version of your language files.

Enjoy, Eric

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Pingback from KDE 4.5.1 packages
Posted: September 3, 2010 at 11:16

[...] http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-…ok-the-plunge/ and start your download engines. [...]

Comment from alienbob
Posted: September 3, 2010 at 12:10

By the way, rsync sources for these packages are:
Master: rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien-kde/

US mirror: rsync://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/
Asia mirror: rsync://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/

Eric

Pingback from Tweets that mention Alien Pastures » KDE 4.5.1 – I took the plunge — Topsy.com
Posted: September 3, 2010 at 13:01

[...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Arnaud Dupuis, Eric Hameleers. Eric Hameleers said: KDE 4.5.1 – I took the plunge: Yes! KDE 4.5.1 Packages are now available for slackware-current (32-bit and 64-bit)… http://bit.ly/aqT4X5 [...]

Comment from Nick Blizzard
Posted: September 3, 2010 at 13:56

Thanks. I can’t wait to try these out..

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: September 3, 2010 at 16:09

Asian mirror has been updated :)

Comment from Nick Blizzard
Posted: September 3, 2010 at 16:57

Looking good on my system :) Install was smooth as always.

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: September 7, 2010 at 04:13

Eric, KDE SC 4.5.1 has arrived in -Current :)

Comment from alienbob
Posted: September 7, 2010 at 10:27

Yeah, I knew that it was coming to slackware-current.
At least my packages have been useful to a couple of people, and the build scripts could be re-used for Slackware too.
KDE 4.5.1 has uncovered an incompatibility with some of the X.Org graphical drivers (the OpenGL support in open source drivers has some issues, and this shows with the new KDE – see http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2010/09/driver-dilemma-in-kde-workspaces-4-5/)..

Eric

Comment from Dorf
Posted: September 7, 2010 at 13:19

From the README:
> Then reboot your system.

Are you serious? This isn’t Windows.

Comment from Nick Blizzard
Posted: September 7, 2010 at 18:37

I can confirm some nvidia issues, but a driver update and rebuild took care of everything. I’m loving the new desktop, just looks nice and clean while handling all the stuff xfce didn’t (I love that desktop… but manually setting all my hardware buttons was a pain)

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: September 8, 2010 at 22:03

@Eric: yes, i have seen that driver, but that applies to Intel chipsets right? Not for those who uses NVidia/ATI binary drivers

Comment from alienbob
Posted: September 9, 2010 at 11:03

@Dorf:

Users who know what to do after an upgrade and do not have to reboot are welcome of course (usually you do not have to, but that advice was a left-over from way back when I also had to update dbus and polkit files). The “reboot” suggestion is just to make it easy for the inexperienced ones.

Eric

Comment from Dorf
Posted: September 10, 2010 at 08:28

Thanks for clarifying. I understand that writing READMEs is boring and you rather spend less time on them. But since you say inexperienced users, I’d like to remark that it’s these little READMEs that contained the most useful insights for me when I was inexperienced.
In this specific case, I even think that restarting X by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is far esier than rebooting.

Comment from LoneStar
Posted: September 19, 2010 at 13:21

A weird issue with both your builds and those from official -current:

Lacelot menu, 4.5.1 on slackware 32: fully localized in italian

Lancelot menu, 4.5.1 on slackware 64: half italian, half english

It’s weird because the kde-i10n-it package is the same. Or it isn’t? uhm.. I have to try installing the package from the 32bit build..

Comment from LoneStar
Posted: September 19, 2010 at 13:32

I’ve tried the package kde-i10n-it from 32bit build but it’s still half localized. I guess there’s some internal glitch in lancelot.

Pingback from Alien Pastures » Compositing hard lock in KDE 4.5
Posted: October 16, 2010 at 17:43

[...] was some talk about this when I first released KDE 4.5.1 packages, see the comments section of http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-4-5-1-i-took-the-plunge/ and some developer talk can be found here: [...]

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