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/

30 thoughts on “KDE 4.6 second release candidate

  1. 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…


  2. 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)


  3. 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. πŸ™‚

  4. 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

  5. @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.


  6. 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.

  7. 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! πŸ™‚

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

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

  9. 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”

  10. @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*.

  11. 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)

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