Category Archives: FreeBSD

FreeBSD-specific KDE things

Fixing old stuff

On FreeBSD, Qt4 is still a thing — for instance, for the KDE4 desktop that is still the latest full-KDE experience you can get from the official packages. And although that software is pretty old, the base system still evolves. … Continue reading

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KDE Frameworks and Plasma on FreeBSD

It’s been quiet from the KDE-FreeBSD folks for a bit, but not because it’s actually been quiet. Tobias has been on a roll, and Dima has started doing stuff again, and Gleb is still watching over some ports, and Raphael … Continue reading

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Plasma 5 Desktop on FreeBSD Branding

The FreeBSD packages of KDE software — the KDE 4 desktop, and soon KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 Desktop and KDE Applications — have traditionally been shipped pretty much as delivered from the upstream source. We compile, we package, … Continue reading

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A bit on Tooling

Last weekend, I finished the construction part of my garden shed. The last bit mostly playing with the circular saw, taking rough boards and making them square, then angling them so that they would fit under the roof. It took … Continue reading

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Qt 5.6.2 on FreeBSD

Qt 5.6.2 was released today, the second patch release to the LTS (long-term support) Qt 5.6 release. Tobias had done prep-work by writing the FreeBSD ports for the last snapshot; I accidentally nuked that this morning, but now this afternoon … Continue reading

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KDE Frameworks 5.27.0 on FreeBSD

The latest KDE Frameworks release — this month is 5.27 — is available in the unofficial KDE-FreeBSD ports repository, area51. Users of the plasma5/ branch in that repository can update as usual. or from the bleeding-edge packages provided by the … Continue reading

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KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS on FreeBSD

There’s an LTS (long-term support) release of KDE Plasma 5 available now. The dot story is quite extensive. The FreeBSD ports for this LTS release can be found in area51 (as usual) in the plasma5 branch (as is the norm … Continue reading

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Time flies for FBSD updates, too

So it’s been some time since I last wrote something about the KDE-FreeBSD ports. Time flies when you’re having fun (in my case, that means biccling around Zeeland and camping). In the meantime, Ralf has been hammering on the various … Continue reading

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Zanshin 0.4 on FreeBSD

Zanshin 0.4 was released a little over a month ago. Today I got around to fixing up the packaging (see, this is why tooling and automation is important) for Zanshin on FreeBSD in the area51 repository. One stumbling block was … Continue reading

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Reconciling Packaging Data (2)

So previously I looked at the dependency data available in KDE repositories, and how that translates to information in the FreeBSD packaging system (i.e. the ports Makefiles). It seems likely that judicious use of list_dependencies can help fill in the … Continue reading

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