Month: March 2016

Digikam updated in area51

The latest version of digiKam has been added to the unofficial ports tree in area51. The unofficial ports tree is where the KDE-FreeBSD team works on ports in preparation for their inclusion into the official ports tree. The trunk of that repository is basically “what’s next” for the official ports tree from our point of view. There are […]

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Landed updates in FreeBSD

Some interesting things — for KDE users and developers — have landed in the official FreeBSD ports tree recently. CMake has updated to 3.5.0. One side effect of CMake updates is that newer policies tend to produce voluminous warning messages when building older software (like kdelibs4-based things, which is all the KDE software in official […]

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Dutch BSD Desktop Dev Beer Day

There’s a handful of BSD-oriented, desktop-oriented, developers in the Netherlands that I know of. Koos. Raphael. Perhaps some remnants of KDE-NL, or a wandering GNOME developer. Or other desktop systems. Anyway, I’m launching the idea to have some kind of get-together around mid-april (when the weather is nice) somewhere central(-ish) like Zwolle or Amersfoort. The […]

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Exp-run for KDE4 on FreeBSD

There’s an exp-run going on for KDE4 on FreeBSD right now. That means that the official package-building machines are grinding through the entire ports tree to see what happens. This is part of the regular procedure for big updates — and this is a big one. While KDE4 as a desktop — with Plasma shell […]

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KDE updates in Area51

While I have been quiet on the blogging front, KDE on FreeBSD has not rested. The unofficial ports repository has had a whole bunch of updates: Plasma was updated to Plasma 5.5.5 and then Plasma 5.6-beta in the plasma5-branch. Qt 5.6 has been revived in the qt-5.6 branch. There was an earlier attempt at getting […]

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