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Slackware 13.1 BETA1

My shiny new KDE 4.4.3 packages were short-lived… surprising perhaps, but I knew it was going to happen.

Pat Volkerding “grabbed” the sources I have accumulated at (they were mostly his to start with of course) and added KDE SC 4.4.3 officially to Slackware-current. This update marks the first beta release of Slackware 13.1 folks!

This blog gets a nice mention in the “Thu May  6 21:02:02 UTC 2010” ChangeLog entry too 🙂

Do not forget to update your slackpkg blacklist file if you had added my packages there. None of my KDE packages are needed anymore.

Enjoy, Eric


Comment from LoneStar
Posted: May 7, 2010 at 00:18

well, they aren’t needed until KDE 4.4.4 or some other new version pops out 😉

Comment from Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
Posted: May 7, 2010 at 00:51

Thanks for all your hard work for maintaining KDE 4.4.x series and finally make it into 13.1.

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Comment from grincheux
Posted: May 7, 2010 at 04:51

So Slackware 13.1 should be shipped with KDE 4.4.3, as a result, will you work on the next maintenance releases from the 4.4 trunk ?
By the way, thanks to have pushed the 4.4.x in the pipe, I’m looking foreward to give it a try ! ;-))

Comment from Mike
Posted: May 7, 2010 at 07:20

Thanks for all your hard work!

Comment from Ben
Posted: May 7, 2010 at 10:08

Thanks for the good work!

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Posted: May 7, 2010 at 13:54

[…] Publiskota Slackware 13.1 pirmā BETA versija, kurā ietverta darbvirsmas vide KDE 4.4.3. No jauninājumiem pieminama ir pāreja uz Linux kodolu un kompilatora GCC 4.4.3 izmantošana, kā arī Qt 4.6.2, X Server 1.7.7, pidgin 2.6.6, amarok 2.3.0, koffice 2.1.2, thunderbird 3.0.4, seamonkey 2.0.4, firefox 3.6.3 izmantošana. ISO atveidi pieejami šeit. Autors: swami Tēmas: Slackware Linux Tegi: slackware Komentāri (0) Atpingi (0) Komentēt Atpingi […]

Comment from wojitecks
Posted: May 7, 2010 at 14:40

Thanks, thanks, thanks!

Comment from Christophe Nguyen
Posted: May 7, 2010 at 16:08

Thanks again for the good work.

Comment from mike_booth
Posted: May 9, 2010 at 09:31

Good work.Unfotunately since upgrading I can no longer compile. Get the following error which means nothing to me.
/usr/lib/ undefined reference to std::ctype::_M_widen_init() const@GLIBCXX_3.4.11′

I/ve tried to compile ktorrent, knero and digikam with the same result. Anyone know how to fix it please,,


Comment from Bogdan
Posted: May 12, 2010 at 09:10

Cool thing you have done with the KDE4.4.3 package. They seem to be working OK with the mention that kio_sftp is missing from this release. The lib and .desktop file can be borrowed from KDE 4.3.5 but I thought I’d mention this because I think there is a configure option that was left out and probably others out there use sftp in Konqueror and Dolphin.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 13, 2010 at 16:18

The sftp kioslave in KDE 4.4 needs an external library calld “libssh” which I did not add because the bad reviews the quality of that code has gotten in the past. If the libssh developers get their act together then it might have a chance of getting added to Slackware in future, in which case a new compilation of KDE would automatically enable kio_sftp.


Comment from widya walesa
Posted: May 18, 2010 at 05:18

just asking, can we drop the gtk gui of MPlayer and using smplayer instead on next slackware release? thanks for the answer.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 18, 2010 at 08:28

The GTK gui of MPlayer is part of the MPlayer source. The smplayer GUI looks nice, but it is Qt4 based and not everybody will have Qt4 installed. You never know what will happen in a future release.


Comment from Ugg
Posted: July 6, 2010 at 00:09

kio_fish fails to connect to any Windows SSHD server (such as freeSSHd or WinSSHD). Fortunately, libssh and kio_sftp are both available in sbopkg and they build correctly on Slack 13.1 64bit. Just thought I would mention this for those that still need sftp:// in KDE.

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