[kde-freebsd] [HEADS UP] KDE 4.1.0 for FreeBSD available

Martin Wilke miwi at FreeBSD.org
Sat Aug 9 19:24:41 CEST 2008

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On behalf of the KDE FreeBSD team, it is my great
pleasure to announce that KDE4 has been merged into
the FreeBSD ports tree.  The official KDE 4.1.0 release
notes can be found at http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.1/.

Part of the work that has been done is to make sure that it
nicely co-exists with an existing KDE 3.x installation. Because
of this, users should note that their personal configuration
directory is now ~/.kde4, and that application settings are
NOT migrated from an existing KDE 3.x installation. This is
to ensure that existing applications continue to work correctly
whether you run them in a KDE 3 or KDE 4 session.

Some points to note:

* Prefix
KDE4 will be installed into a custom prefixes namely ${LOCALBASE}/kde4.
KDE4 and KDE3 can co-exist.

* Sound
For sound to work, it is necessary to have dbus and hal enabled
in your system. Please see the respective documentation on how
to enable these.

* Login Manager
If you if you want to continue to use to use the KDE 4.x KDM as
your login manager, the correct entry to put in /etc/ttys is

ttyv8   "/usr/local/kde4/bin/kdm -nodaemon"     xterm   on  secure

If you would like to log into KDE 4.x with the KDE 3.x Login Manager
(KDM), create a file /usr/local/share/apps/kdm/sessions kde4.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Name=KDE 4.x 
Comment=The K Desktop Environment.

Similarly, if you want to still use KDE 3.x from your KDM 4.x, you
should create a file
/usr/local/kde4/share/apps/kdm/sessions/kde3.desktop containing

[Desktop Entry]
Name=KDE 3.x
Comment=The K Desktop Environment 3.x

The KDE FreeBSD team would also like to thank our various
testers and contributors:

ndy Fawcett
Danny Pansters
David Naylor 
David Johnson 
Diego Depaoli
Dorian Büttner 
Dwayne MacKinnon
Ernst W. Winter 
Hannes Hauswedell
Joseph Kerian
Kemian Dang 
Kris Moore (PC-BSD)
Matt Dawson 
Max Brazhnikov (who joined the KDE FreeBSD Team)
Max Laier 
Rene Ladan
Sticky Bit
Thiago Rodrigues Santos 
Thomas Abthorpe (tabthorpe@)
Tobias Stadler 
Pawe\u0142 Wieczorek 
ZOleg MK

and of course the portmgr people for the cluster runs and repocopys.

- - Martin

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