Thursday, September 18, 2014

Three Set of KDE Packages Released

Although KDE has released their KDE 4.14.1, KDE Framework 5, and Plasma 5 source code to public for few days, it doesn't mean that Eric Hamelers didn't notice. In fact, he has prepared the packages and release all of it at the day of the final set (Plasma) released yesterday by announcing it on his blog. Releasing it one by one is possible, but you will have to perform the update process three times, which may be inconvenience. This also gives us time to test the packages and make sure nothing is broken.

In general, KDE 4.14.1 is a minor update, polishing KDE applications to further improve the translations and provide bug fixes. Most of the efforts are now focused on porting the applications to use Qt5, QML, Framework 5 and Plasma 5. As always, these packages are intended to be installed on top of Slackware-Current machines and please read the README (KDE 4.14.1 and KDE 5).

The new directory for KDE5 is now changed to 5 (not 5.0.x anymore), so you might want to change the download script if you have one. Otherwise, just use the rsync an you are good to go.

Get the packages from these mirror sites:
Kudos to Eric Hameleers and have fun enjoying KDE 4.14.1 and Framework 5 + Plasma 5