The sources were made available to packagers some days earlier and that enabled me to update my scripts and start building on time.
I am running KDE 4.8.2 myself and so far, have not found issues. If you find any, be sure to discuss them on this blog page. I have packages ready for you to download & enjoy!
- http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.8.2/ (the master repository), rsync URI: rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/4.8.2/
- http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/4.8.2/ (my fast mirror), rsync URI: rsync://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/alien-kde/4.8.2/
- http://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/4.8.2/ (willysr’s Indonesian mirror), rsync URI: rsync://repo.ukdw.ac.id/alien-kde/4.8.2/
- http://scw.net.br/alien-ktown/4.8.2/ (a mirror maintained by Herbert Alexander Faleiros), rsync URI: rsync://rsync.scw.net.br/alien-ktown/4.8.2/
As usual, my README file contains detailed installation/upgrade instructions. Do not fail to follow those instructions!
I have updated quite a lot of the dependencies for this release, in particular qt, libdbusmenu-qt, sg3_utils, sip, PyQt, QScintilla, shared-desktop-ontologies, raptor2, rasqal, redland, grantlee, phonon, phonon-mplayer, soprano, akonadi. I also moved libktorrent back from the “deps” directory into KDE’s “extragear” because libktorrent depends on kdelibs and therefore should be considered as being a KDE component.
And there may even better news in the near future. Pat Volkerding grabbed my build scripts to create official KDE 4.8.2 packages for Slackware-current which hopefully will be showing up in the repositories soon. This means that finally with the update from 4.5.5 to 4.8.2 (and skipping all the 4.6 and 4.7 releases) Slackware again would have a real “current” KDE environment by default. Let’s all hope Pat does not get distracted by the hordes of fans demanding attention!
Have fun! Eric