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Release candidate 3 for KDE 4.5

A third and final release candidate is available now for the upcoming KDE SC 4.5. Target for the final release of KDE 4.5 is still august, 2010.

This time, the packages which I created are for Slackware-current only (32-bit as well as 64-bit). The packages are available in my ktown repository. Slackware 13.1 users who want to move to KDE 4.5 should take this opportunity to upgrade to Slackware-current now. If you want to stick with Slackware 13.1 but still want the latest stable KDE then your best shot will be my version of KDE 4.4.5 packages and dependencies that are good for Slackware 13.1 (I will keep those around for quite a while).

With regard to my new set of KDE 4.5-rc3 packages: there is one dependency which is not yet part of Slackware (libdbusmenu-qt) and a single dependency which got updated (soprano) but other than that, Slackware-current is fully up-to-date for KDE 4.5. You will find the libdbusmenu-qt and updated soprano packages in the “deps” directory.

The 4.5-rc3 packages are accompanied by a README which explains the straight-forward  installation/upgrade steps.

This will be your last chance to influence the quality and stability of this new KDE. Go and find bugs… and get them fixed  by reporting them on .

Cheers, Eric


  1. Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    README is not yet found 🙂

  2. Eduardo

    Thank you Eric! I’m downloading the packages now…

  3. Tom

    Hi, I tried to upgrade from 4.4.5 to these packages but I need libdbusmenu-qt. Where can it be found now?
    Cheers for making these packages!

  4. Marc

    Thanks Eric! I must say, your blog is now an essential part of my Slackware experience. Keep up the good work! 😀

  5. Marcus

    Some freaky pictures of UFO’s over China. You reckon these are real?

  6. alienbob

    @Tom –

    Oops! Indeed I forgot to add the libdbusmenu-qt package to the “deps” directory. Thanks for pointing that out.

    I have uploaded the missing packages and source to the repository, and will update the main blog post too.


  7. alienbob

    @Willy –

    Indeed, the README was also missing… I have uploaded it now.

    It will take a little while to get the PACKAGES.TXT and other repository meta-files updated (they are being generated on a slow machine) but when ready, I will upload those new versions as well.

    Thanks! Eric

  8. alienbob

    @Marcus –

    Those are not my relatives. They are different aliens.

    Not quite on-topic to this article don’t you think?


  9. Ralph


    Is it possible to compile KDE 4.5 on the Slackware 13.1 using your SlackBuilds?

  10. Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    Thanks, it’s fixed now

  11. alienbob


    Sure you can, but in that case you will have to compile several other dependencies – all of those were added to slackware-current at the same time KDE 4.4.5 was added (on July 18).
    The difference with Slackware-current becomes rather small after you’ve added all those packages… that is why I recommend an upgrade to Slackware-current.


  12. Tom

    Thanks Eric and keep up the good work!

  13. Lysender


    I have updated to KDE 4.4.5 last week on -current. I’ll wait for this 4.5 soon as it hits -current.

  14. y0g1

    Tkanks Eric.
    Could You tell me where to find “WebKit component”?
    I can’t find it.

  15. y0g1

    ok, I found it: svn://

  16. alienbob

    @Lysender –

    Do not hold your breath.
    I have no idea if KDE 4.5 will end up in Slackware-current. It may well be possible that you will have to wait for a later version (KDE 4.5.1 or 4.5.x).


  17. Ralph


    I want to inform you that KDE4-4.5 RC3 also works on Slackware 13.1 if you have already installed the updates for KDE4-4.4.5.

  18. Spidertux


    if you have already installed the updates for KDE4-4.4.5 you have slackware-current

  19. Lorenzo

    alienbob do you think you can include some of the kdevelop4-extra-plugins in your packages?

  20. zbreaker

    Wow…new toys to tinker with when i get home tonight…and hopefully help the final release with.
    Thanks again for your work Eric!

  21. escaflown

    Thanks Eric!

  22. Argonaut

    can you help me to install minimal kde of this ver


  23. TSquaredF

    Did you intentionally leave out kdepim & kdepim-runtime?

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