Wednesday, September 5, 2012

KDE 4.9.1 Released

As expected, KDE 4.9.1 has been released to public and it's according to the release schedule planned by the KDE team. The announcement has been posted in the KDE website. This monthly update brings stability fixes and also translations updates onto KDE 4.9.x branch which will be maintained until December 2012.

Unfortunately, a post-release announcement was sent to the KDE-packagers mailing list saying that they have found a nasty regression on Kwin and they will fix it soon, so i guess there will be a respin of the packages later on.

You can get the KDE 4.9.1 packages from the following mirror sites:
Note that you have to be running Slackware-Current (aka Slackware 14.0 RC4) in order to use this as there are some changes in the toolchain). Read the README on how to upgrade/install this packages.

For those who would try to rsync this packages, please mind the directory structure changes by Eric:
As you may have noticed when inspecting the above URLs, I have re-arranged my “ktown” repository. People were confused about what version would work with Slackware -current and what would work for 13.37. Also, some people have asked for sources of older releases for which I no longer host the packages.
I moved all the sources out of the package trees, you will now find a “source” directory right at the top level of the repository. Below that will be the sources of all package sets which I currently have in my repository (KDE 4.6.5, 4.7.4, 4.8.4 and 4.9.1, including all the dependencies you may want for compiling it on Slackware 13.37). The packages will be available below a toplevel directory equal to the Slackware version they were compiled for (at the moment those are “13.37” and “current“). Below that you will find the actual KDE versions and further down, the 32-bit and 64-bit packages.
 Enjoy KDE 4.9.1 on Slackware and Kudos to Eric for his work on KDE