Month: December 2015

K-F updates, a whole mess of them

There’s a whole mess of updates in the area51 repository maintained by the KDE-FreeBSD team. These are the ports that will eventually, when they’re ready, be merged into the official FreeBSD ports tree (which still has KDE 4, installable through the kde4-metaport). Recent updates include Frameworks 5.17 (released december 12th), Plasma 5.5.1 (the weekly bugfix […]

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Resuming GPG

I think I spent nearly five years GPG-Free. When I was with the FSFE, I know I spent some time fiddling with the smartcard variant, even. But then I spent a long time working in places where secure communications meant talking in the hallways and secure electronic commuications wasn’t relevant at all. In those five […]

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Cookery 2015

I was on a stroll down memory lane — partly because I was showing the kids that I was blogging before they were born (“so were you, like, internet-popular back then?”) — and ran across this old entry for cooking local. And I realised that not much has changed (and I still don’t have a […]

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When’s the current generation of KDE Frameworks, Applications, and the Plasma Desktop going to be available on FreeBSD?

So I’ve written about KDE-on-FreeBSD quite regularly, and in fact my most-common commit to KDE’s repositories recently is “adding news to the K-F site about updates”. But there’s an increasingly large gap between what’s in the official FreeBSD ports tree and package repositories, and what’s in area51. The testing repo gets regular updates, and I’ve […]

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Nethack 3.6

Four days ago, and after a ten-year hiatus, a new version of NetHack was released. Many years ago, I was an avid player, competing gently with my friends Jesse and Joe over who would ascend the fastest, or whatever. Eventually I did the “ascend all the classes in reverse-alphabetical order” kinds of challenge, and then […]

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