[kde-freebsd] KDE 4.12 and WITH_NEW_XORG=no

Raphael Kubo da Costa rakuco at freebsd.org
Tue Jan 28 13:21:39 UTC 2014

Max Brazhnikov <makc at freebsd.org> writes:

> On Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:11:32 -0200 Raphael Kubo da Costa wrote:
>> As we're finally close to getting the 4.12.1 ports into a reasonable
>> stable where everything builds, I'd like to start discussing merging
>> area51 back into ports -- we've already skipped the whole 4.11 release
>> cycle.
>> As I see it, the biggest question is what to do with WITH_NEW_XORG=no:
>> kde4-workspace will not build with the ancient version of Mesa that gets
>> build when WITH_NEW_XORG is disabled. And FreeBSD's pkg building cluster
>> does not enable this variable on its 8- and 9- builds, which mean we
>> wouldn't get part of the KDE packages built for those releases at all.
> I don't see a problem here, we simply mark kde4-workspace as IGNORE.
> It's not a big package loss: only 25 ports depends on kde-workpace, half of
> them are plasmoinds, window decoration and style plugins. There is almost no
> software that can be used outside KDE desktop.

That's true, but kde4-workspace is kind of "the KDE desktop" itself --
people on 8- and 9- (as well as 10.0-RELEASE) would be unable to simply
call "pkg install kde4" and get a working KDE desktop.

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