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zanschapper 08-31-2009 07:20 AM

KDE 4.3 on Slackware 13.0
The title says it all. Are there (or will there be in the near future) any KDE 4.3 builds for Slackware 13.0?

em21701 08-31-2009 07:26 AM

I'll bet 13.1 in another 6 or so months will have it. Possibly -current in a couple of months.

sahko 08-31-2009 07:31 AM

Stable branches receive only security updates so most likely not.

zanschapper 08-31-2009 07:33 AM

Thanks! I guess I'll wait until 13.1 to try Slackware again then (last time I tried was in the 11.0 days I think, and it's not a distro one casually flirts with if I recall, so I've got to be ready for at least a short-term marriage :D ).

BrZ 08-31-2009 08:10 AM

Why not try it now? KDE 4.2.4 is working without problems and 13 is a very good system. When 4.3 is ready for Slack, it will not be that difficult to install it on your system, current or stable. I think we will have more services running, more open doors, more protocols to configure and more logs to troubleshoot with 4.3.

hotchili 09-02-2009 03:03 AM

Hey there :)

Good news everyone...

I found that bluewhite64 (a slackware based distro) has KDE 4.3, so i grabbed the buildscripts from
their servers :D and merged them somewhat into the slackware64-current kde buildscripts :)

Here you can download the SlackBuilds, they even work for the brandnew KDE 4.3.1

Check the README for urls to stringi,soprano,akonadi,qt,kde.....

Have a nice day, bye.

ponce 09-02-2009 06:18 AM

sorry hotchili, I just checked the slackbuilds and I've found no sign of policykit: does kde 4.3 works well without it?

thenktor 09-02-2009 08:22 AM


Originally Posted by poncez (Post 3666591)
sorry hotchili, I just checked the slackbuilds and I've found no sign of policykit: does kde 4.3 works well without it?

So Policykit is a dependency of KDE 4.3?

I guess policykit is optional:

I will release a tarball for PolicyKit-KDE and Polkit-Qt in the next days. Packagers of distributions using PolicyKit (so most ones) are encouraged to pick up at least the Polkit-Qt tarball and start packaging it, since it will become an optional dependency of kdebase-workspace in 4.3 (and I hope a strong one for more applications in the future).

cwizardone 09-02-2009 10:34 AM

Kopete & Yahoo Messenger need KDE 4.3+.
As of yesterday, 1 September, if you want Kopete to work with Yahoo Messenger, you need KDE 4.3. We are not suppose make duplicate posts, so please see post #97, in the thread linked below:

BrZ 09-04-2009 09:22 AM

I remember reading about a possible 4.2.5 release from KDE and hope they can port changes like that to 4.2 and release a patch or something. Only yesterday I saw that 4.3.1 is out. Reading the release announcement I was hooked to this:"...KDE 4.3.1 is a monthly update to KDE 4.3...". So, those who pretend install/build 4.3.latest will be doing it on a monthly basis? Missed that and also missed that 4.2 too was released on a monthly basis.

thenktor 09-05-2009 12:44 AM

KDE 4.3.1 is now running fine on my Slack. Perhaps there are some flaws, but it's ok :)

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