Thursday, August 15, 2013

KDE 4.11.0 Packages for Slackware-Current

Eric Hameleers has pushed his KDE 4.11.0 packages to public just few hours after the official announcement. He has made this packages last week and i already mirrored them while i was away for holiday (but thanks to a WiFI facility, i can remotely mirror the packages on my server). I haven't really test this packages on my computers as i just arrived home yesterday and i'm too tired to do more testing this packages. I will probably do the upgrade today.

So, what big changes on KDE 4.11.0 ? According to the release announcement
latest major updates to the Plasma Workspaces, Applications and Development Platform delivering new features and fixes while readying the platform for further evolution. The Plasma Workspaces 4.11 will receive long term support as the team focuses on the technical transition to Frameworks 5. This then presents the last combined release of the Workspaces, Applications and Platform under the same version number.
The release of KDE Platform 4.11 has a focus on stability, bugfixes and performance improvements. Basically, the platform libraries have been feature-frozen since 4.9 already. New features are being implemented for the future KDE Frameworks 5.0. (with an exception made for further optimizations to the Nepomuk framework which went into the stable release).

There are 4 new meta-packages due to splitting decision and they are: kdeadmin, kdetoys, kdesdk and kdenetwork.

As always, read the README before installing/upgrading to this release as this is intended for Slackware-Current/14.1 users only and NOT for older release (14.0 and previous releases).

Get the KDE packages from one of this mirrors below: