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KDE 4.6 second release candidate

Here it is, the second release candidate of what will become KDE Software Compilation 4.6.

Get your Slackware packages for KDE 4.6.RC2 (4.5.95 is the official version) here: http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.5.95/ or on any of my mirrors (http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/4.5.95/ or http://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/4.5.95/). These packages are not fit for Slackware 13.1. You have to be running an up-to-date Slackware-current!.

Follow the instructions in the accompanying README for installing these packages, or upgrading from an earlier release.

You can read my previous article on KDE 4.6 beta and RC1 here: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/starting-with-kde-4-6 and http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-4-6-first-release-candidate/. KDE 4.6 no longer needs HAL I have disabled HAL on my laptop (chmod -x /etc/rc.d/rc.hald), and do not miss any functionality.

And I will repeat this from the previous post: read the announcement by the PIM team (read the story) that the 4.6 version of kdepim which should have accompanied the official release of KDE 4.6 has been delayed. At the time when KDE 4.6 will be officially released, you may want to keep the stable PIM release 4.4.9 which is already part of slackware-current and which is fully compatible with KDE 4.6.

In the meantime, I ship packages for the third beta of kdepim 4.6 along with KDE 4.5.95.

Have fun, Eric

PS: rsync is available as always:

  • rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien-kde/
  • rsync://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/
  • rsync://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/

Comments

Comment from escaflown
Posted: January 6, 2011 at 14:26

Thanks Eric!

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: January 6, 2011 at 16:05

Thanks. I will try this on my laptop and workstation tomorrow

Comment from mlangdn
Posted: January 6, 2011 at 22:18

Thanks Eric – downloading now. Maybe I will get this up and running before I have to go to work!

Comment from alienbob
Posted: January 6, 2011 at 23:35

An unexpected but welcome side effect from upgrading to the RC2 is that all of a sudden, kaudiocreator works! It no longer crashes, it detects the empty CD drive and also detects the CD when I insert one after a while.
I am ripping a CD to mp3 (using lame) wjhile I am typing this…

Eric

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 00:17

Hi Eric,

Does guidance power manager is no longer used in KDE 4.6? I still think it has better information rather than using KDE’s Battery Monitor widget.

Is there any alternative for this problem? (remaining battery information in hour, not only in percentage)

Thanks

Comment from mlangdn
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 00:20

Got everything installed and the one polkit-kde-1 removed, stopped hal from running again, then rebooted. K3b now sees all optical drives (2) with no problem. Seems very nice so far! Thanks again. :)

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 00:26

I was wondering, what would happend if i stopped Akonadi services? I don’t use KMail, so no data would be lost.

It annoys me that Nepomuk is complaining everytime i logged in KDE and it gives so many error messages when i logged out of KDE

Comment from alienbob
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 00:35

@Willy

Well I can not find any location where the sourcecode of guidance-power-manager is still being maintained. The last release which is being used in Slackware (4.4.0) is almost one year old. It needs HAL for its information and in KDE 4.6 that means goodbye.

I agree that the Guidance Powermanager showed more useful information.

Eric

Comment from alienbob
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 00:39

@Willy

What kind of Nepomuk errors are you seeing? I have no errors that I can see.

Eric

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 01:18

Actually it was Akonadi Agent who complaints because Nepomuk is disabled (Sorry, my mistakes). I will take a screenshot whenever the error popped up again, but i’m adding a small command in .kde/Autostart which should stop Akonadi for now and hopefully this solves my problem
/usr/bin/akonadictl stop

Thanks for the information about Guidance Power Manager. It’s a shame that it’s being unmaintained anymore. It works very well and i like it very much.

Comment from mlangdn
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 02:12

I just rebuilt k3b to use all the various stuff needed for ripping. I have no idea yet how to make the SlackBuild work for a compile from git. I just changed a cmake parameter to install it in /home/micheal/k3b/usr and used makepkg on it from there. I really need to learn some new skills! :)

That said, k3b is happily ripping a music cd to my Music folder. Just junk to listen to while I learn a new skill.

Comment from escaflown
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 05:24

so far so good… :) I’m really gonna like 4.6

Comment from ponce
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 07:06

thanks for this new rc, Eric. :)
can confirm that with the new fixes on solid, k3b, kaudiocreator and k9copy see my device (no hal packages here).

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 07:43

Hi Eric,

the error message i got is like this:
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/willysr/nepomuk.jpg

Comment from LoneStar
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 12:45

Eric,
I have the same error as @Willy. It appears at every new login on KDE after few minutes. Then I click OK and everything goes on fine.

http://identi.ca/attachment/37019187

ps: I have recreated akonadi’s database as you suggested in your post related to first rc of 4.6

Comment from LoneStar
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 12:46

Eric,
I have the same error as @Willy. It appears at every new login on KDE after few minutes. Then I click OK and everything goes on fine.

http://identi.ca/attachment/37019187

ps: I have recreated akonadi\’s database as you suggested in your post related to first rc of 4.6

Comment from LoneStar
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 12:48

well it’s not the same error, mine is about Strigi daemon, Willy’s is about Nepomuk Index Agents

ah sorry for double post!

Comment from Fabio Bas
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 14:54

I’m getting the same error message as LoneStar (the one referring to strigi); the same applied to rc1. But as far as i can see, strigi is still running (and working):
2039 ? Sl 0:00 /usr/bin/akonadi_agent_launcher akonadi_strigi_feeder akonadi_strigi_feeder
2335 ? SNl 0:04 /usr/bin/nepomukservicestub nepomukstrigiservice
Cheking in “kcmshell4 kcm_nepomuk” strigi is enabled and its status is “File indexer is idle”

Comment from Christopher Reimer
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 16:19

The “Red X” Problem is back.. With RC1 everything was ok.

Look: http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/6274/screenshot1mf.jpg

Comment from ponce
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 16:39

@cristopher: if you do a full upgrade of eric’s packages that shouldn’t happen: I got that too here because I haven’t upgraded akonadi and kdepim*.

Comment from Christopher Reimer
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 17:04

akonadi is up to date and kdepim is not installed.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 17:18

I too am running kdepim-4.4.9 and I do not see the red “X” problem.

Eric

Comment from Mariusz
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 18:00

The same error as Christopher here. http://img211.imageshack.us/i/snapshot1g.png/

KDE upgraded from Slackware-current. How do I fix it?

Comment from ponce
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 18:36

the red x seems to affect only clock applets here

Comment from LoneStar
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 19:00

I have the red X error for yawp weather plasmoid (selfcompiled) on 4.6rc1 and 4.6rc2 on current64.

Funny is that I have same plasmoid selfcompiled on current32 & rc1 and it works (haven’t upgraded to rc2 on that workstation yet)

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 23:53

issuing akonadictl stop will prevent this from happening, but if you are using akonadi, that would be a problem

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: January 7, 2011 at 23:56

@Christopher Reimer : you need kdepim* installed in order to fix the Red X problem. I too once tried to remove kdepim and got that problem as well.

Comment from Mariusz
Posted: January 8, 2011 at 00:53

I installed kdepim-runtime + kdepimlibs and clock works now. Thanks @Willy.

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