[kde-freebsd] [HEADS UP] KDE4 - Call for Testing Part 1

Martin Wilke miwi at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jul 17 16:21:05 CEST 2008

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Hello everybody!

First the Good News:

The past weeks we focused on the complex and very time
consuming task to get the KDE4 ports into a much better
shape so we can now go on the next step: much wider public

The experimental KDE ports are currently pulled from KDE
4.1 beta 2 (4.0.83). Some of you may believe beta testing
is not worth it, especially since RC1 was released 2 Days
ago. RC1 is however not yet mature enough for a public testing
phase. Yes, work on RC1 is of course going on. But this really
takes more time. So be patient, please.

At the moment we would actually benefit from wider testing
the well prepared KDE4 beta 2 FreeBSD builds. We would have
much more opportunity and time to identify and eventually correct
FreeBSD specific problems with those.

There is a new wiki page which explains how to download,
install and test, etc. Please read it carefully and make
sure you understand it all. This is not a preview snapshot
for the impatient! This also is not for inexperienced users.
Also, please be aware of the fact that KDE4 is not considered
stable enough for daily use. So please no flame wars etc.!
Be constructive and you are very welcome!

Bad News:
I'm sorry to say that this first CFT on KDE4 doesn't support FreeBSD 6.3.
The next CFT will. The problem behind it is that we really focussed
on bringing support for 7.0 up to a reasonable level. We will concentrate
on 6.3 for the next CFT.


That's all for the moment. Happy Testing!

  - Martin (on behalf of the FreeBSD KDE team)

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