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October 20, 2009

Nailing moving targets — KDE trunk on Exherbo

Filed under: Exherbo,KDE — ingmarv @ 11:43 pm

So, I’ve finally committed KDE scm exhereses to Exherbo. For a while, I’ve had these ready in a local repository, I just never got around to cleaning them up a bit and committing them. Last week I bought an Asus EEE PC. After I installed Exherbo on it using paludis binaries, I wanted to try KDE’s shiny new plasma-netbook shell, which is cooking in trunk. What more reason do you need to finish KDE scm exhereses. 😉

So sync ::kde, unmask them & enjoy.

Problems? Join #exherbo-kde & let us know! If you hadn’t already, now’s as good a time as any to follow up on our call for more KDE minions. 🙂

Ingmar, the Eeexherbo dev who will spend the rest of the week adding the letter E eeeverywhere to annoy non-EEEPC owners. 😛


August 27, 2008

KDE on Exherbo

Filed under: Exherbo,KDE — ingmarv @ 5:53 pm
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In between all the things a developer can possibly do in Exherbo, we’ve finally found the time to package KDE for Exherbo! A bit on the late side, but better late than never. Meanwhile, while you are testing KDE 4.1.0 on Exherbo, we’ll be working on KDE 4.1.1, our first real KDE bump. 🙂

For those of you who are curious, you can find the git repository at here. To clone it install dev-scm/git and run

git clone git:// kde

Those of you who use(d) Gentoo will notice that we’ve changed quite a few things, most notably: parts.
As you’ll see if you followed the gitweb link, we’re not offering split KDE packages. Instead we hope to be able to use parts when that has been fleshed out properly. In practice this means that one exheres maps to one KDE tarball, as provided by upstream. Parts will still allow you to select what KDE programs you do or do not want to install.

In general we want to stay as close to upstream as possible, and this is just another result of that. After all the time we spent on packaging KDE on Gentoo, we’re not convinced that splitting up everything, in a source distro, is the way to go. We’d better take that effort upstream instead. If we ever do split packages in Exherbo we will definitely not split it out in one package per sub-directory but instead we’ll only add packages that we know people will like to use, or disable.

I must say I was really surprised by the quality of this release, and no doubt KDE 4.1.1 will be even better, so enjoy!

(Logo by Ida Jensen, with changes by Anders ‘arkanoid’ Ossowicki, thanks!)

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