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Update on KDE 4.1 packages for Debian

There will not be Debian packages for KDE 4.1 beta 2. Last week, beta 1 was replaced in experimental by a snapshot of the revision 819867, and beta 2 was tagged at revision 821791, so it is not a huge difference.

I have no idea when we will do the next update for the KDE 4.1 packages, I guess with the RC 1. My personal plans for the next 2 weeks are polishing all the possible KDE 3.5.9 for Lenny.

The instructions I blogged about how to install KDE 4.1 beta 1 still apply, the only changes are: extragears-plasma package is now called kdeplasmoids and the version is 4.0.82+svn819867 instead of 4.0.80.
In the case you are installing in a clean environment, you can use directly the metapackages: kde4-minimal for a minimal KDE 4 environment: kdelibs, kdepimlibs and all the kdebase packages; or kde4 that will install everything.

As important note, if you are using these packages, remember before reporting a bug that the issue could be already fixed in the beta 2 or later.

And, by the way, hi planet KDE!


  • Luis Matos said, on 2008-06-22 22:12:34+02:00:

    lol ... just a comic note ... 2000 svn revisions are ... some changes ...

  • suy said, on 2008-06-22 23:03:19+02:00:

    Luis, 2000 commits spread through the whole KDE repository is not that much. Look at the difference in time, and you will see it. I'm updating from SVN quite often, and the files that receive more updates are desktop files. Not because there are real changes, just updates/adds to the translations.

    When KDE moved from CVS to SVN, 50% of the history of the repository was from the kde-i18n module (translations).

  • Yves said, on 2008-06-23 00:50:55+02:00:

    It's just sad to hear that Lenny will be released with an outdated and very little maintained KDE3... :-( KDE 4.1.X will be available and rocksolid, and all the other major distros have already switched to it, or are in the process of.

    You just push peoble to Ubuntu with the decision of including the outdated KDE3 in Lenny.

    Debian stable is a great server-os, but falls behind for desktop usage, hey but at least we still have "unstable" ;-)

  • Lane said, on 2008-06-23 01:39:49+02:00:

    Thanks for all your hard work! I've been using KDE4 comfortably for a few weeks now and it's very cool. I can understand why it isn't shipping in Lenny. It's just a matter of time(ing).

  • Chris said, on 2008-06-23 07:57:16+02:00:

    Nice to have more Debian on planetkde. I think it's time to show people out there they don't have to install Kubuntu or openSUSE.

  • mert said, on 2008-06-23 08:07:33+02:00:

    Will you do an upload of kdebase? Turkish translation of debconf template looks very old and I would like to update it.

  • AlexeiSergeev said, on 2008-06-23 09:20:04+02:00:

    I can't see updated packages. I have only 4.0.80 packages.... What could be wrong.

  • ana said, on 2008-06-23 09:27:28+02:00:

    @AlexeiSergeev: your mirror could be outdated or maybe you removed the experimental line from your source.list.

  • AlexeiSergeev said, on 2008-06-23 12:01:24+02:00:

    Thank you. It seems like I download kde4.1.0.80 from some other repo.

  • Velvet Elvis said, on 2008-06-23 15:44:00+02:00:

    Thank you for deciding to keep KDE 3.5 alive for a couple more years. I wasn't looking forward to going back to slackware (which just recently switched to a 2.6 kernel) just to keep my desktop.

  • Daskreech said, on 2008-06-23 16:54:06+02:00:

    Hello Ana! Welcome to the Planet! Will be good to hear about the life and thoughts of the conservative KDE. Hopefully it will balance out for the people who scream about being pushed where they do not want to go. Plus Debian rocks :)

  • massysett said, on 2008-06-23 18:32:46+02:00:

    I hope Lenny keeps KDE 3.5, or offers a choice between 3.5 and 4.x. I doubt 4.x will be "rock solid," with 4.0 being in the shape it's in. If Lenny goes 4.x only then I will stick with etch, at least as long as the security team takes care of it.

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