We, the Debian KDE maintainers, together with some of the i18n people,
are enjoying this weekend one of the sponsored meetings in Extremadura.
The residence where we are staying is ok-ish, we have food, and maybe you already found out from Sune Vuorela's blog that the network is crap. This is not being very helpful in terms of getting work done, specially since KDE packages are so small :-)
I do need to talk about the food. Yesterday, we had a nice lunch which included ensaladilla rusa, then we had some kind of cocktail dinner which was very nice too. Today, we had lunch in one of the campus cafeterias, and some of us got again ensaladilla rusa. In the dinner, we got ensaladilla rusa again. No surprisingly, the quality of the ensaladilla rusa have been getting worse. So in this moment, we are having some kind of room hacking party while we wait for the pizzas we just ordered :)
I think the problem with this meeting is it is being held at the same time that the X Hispalinux conference, so we are sharing "resources" with them. About the Hispalinux conference, I can not talk too much since we are hiding in one of the University classrooms far from the conference, but I'm kind of disappointed because it is not as crowded as I would have expected from this event.
Group picture coming soon ;)
The first Release Candidate of KDE
4.0 has been
released today \o/. The most important and interesting packages are
already available from experimental. If you want to try them, point
your sources.list to experimental and install
kdelibs5 kdepimlibs5 kdebase kdebase-workspace kdebase-runtime extragear-plasma kdegames kdeutils kdegraphics kdeedu.
While I write these lines, kdebase-workspace and kdebase-runtime are
stuck at NEW, so you can fetch
them (actually, all the packages), adding to your sources:
deb http://people.debian.org/~ana/rc1/ ./.
These packages are not co-installable with current KDE 3.5.8, so if you want to test them, do not use your production environment and use instead qemu or virtualbox-ose. Even if the release is named RC1, this is not yet a fully usable desktop, but you have as well the possibility installing KDE4 apps on a your KDE3, i.e. try okular :)
If you are lazy, or not in hurry, you can wait a few days until the Debian KDE4 Beta4 Live is ready!
Finally, please, do not report bugs against KDE4 in the BTS yet, if you find bugs on KDE itself, report them to directly to upstream in the KDE bugzilla, and optionally you can note down it in this wiki page.