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1 files changed, 47 insertions, 32 deletions
@@ -1,35 +1,47 @@
-This is the KDE Software Compilation 4.12.5 for Slackware 14.1 and -current
+This is the KDE Software Compilation 4.13.3 for Slackware 14.1
(this was compiled on Slackware 14.1 as promised) !
-This release includes version 4.11.9 of the Plasma Workspaces, since the
+This release includes version 4.11.11 of the Plasma Workspaces, since the
Workspaces were feature-frozen in 4.11.
-KDE SC 4.12.5 is the final increment in the 4.12 series. The 4.13 series
+KDE SC 4.13.3 is the final increment in the 4.13 series. The 4.14 series
will be compiled for Slackware-current only.
The upgrade from Slackware 14.1's own 4.10.5 will be trivial.
-Only four packages outside KDE (the 'deps') need an update: akonadi, attica,
-shared-desktop-ontologies and soprano. One new dependency is introduced for
-KDE 4.12, and that's LibRaw.
+Five packages outside KDE (the 'deps') need an update: akonadi, attica, libssh,
+shared-desktop-ontologies and soprano. One new dependency was introduced for
+KDE 4.12: LibRaw. Three more were added for KDE 4.13: eigen3, qt-gstreamer
Four KDE packages have been removed since the KDE 4.10.5 of Slackware 14.1:
-* kdeadmin, kdetoys, kdesdk and kdenetwork have been split up into smaller
+- kdeadmin, kdetoys, kdesdk and kdenetwork have been split up into smaller
individual packages since 4.10.5.
-One package has been renamed in 4.12: kwallet is now called kwalletmanager.
-One additional rename took place after 4.12.3: kdnssd became zeroconf-ioslave.
-Updates to 'extragear' packages are: Calligra and KDevelop.
-A new package 'kdev-python' has been added, bringing Python support to KDevelop.
-You have a choice of NetworkManager GUI: the original 'networkmanagement'
-widget or the new QML based 'plasma-nm' applet. The packages required for
-the Plasma NetworkManager applet are: libmm-qt, libnm-qt and plasma-nm itself.
-Added since 4.12.3 is 'kdeconnect-kde' which is the counterpart of the
-Andriod application kdeconnect-android. KDE Connect allows your Android
-smartphone to interact with your KDE Desktop.
+Two packages were renamed in 4.12:
+- kwallet is now called kwalletmanager.
+- kdnssd became zeroconf-ioslave.
+In every major release, several new packages are added. KDE 4.13 is not
+different; artikulate, baloo, baloo-widgets, kfilemetadata and kqtquickcharts
+need to be installed using "installpkg" or "upgradepkg --install-new" if you
+are running any version of KDE earlier than 4.13.0.
+If you have installed the slackpkg+ extension to slackpkg and added my 'ktown'
+repository, then "slackpkg install ktown" should show you a list of new
+packages to install.
+Noteworthy additions since Slackware's KDE are:
+- kdeconnect-kde, which is the counterpart of the Andriod application
+ kdeconnect-android. KDE Connect allows your Android smartphone to
+ interact with your KDE Desktop.
+- baloo, which is the next generation of the nepomuk project. It's responsible
+ for handling user metadata such as tags, rating and comments.
+ It also handles indexing and searching for files, emails, contacts, and so on.
+ Automatic migration from nepomuk to baloo has been added to KDE 4.13.
+- plasma-nm: you have a choice of NetworkManager GUI now.
+ The original 'networkmanagement' widget will ultimately be replaced by
+ the new QML based 'plasma-nm' applet. The packages required for the
+ Plasma NetworkManager applet are: libmm-qt, libnm-qt and plasma-nm itself.
About the language packs (KDEI) - for Slackware 32-bit as well as 64-bit:
@@ -44,6 +56,7 @@ If you decide to install these packages on top of a fresh installation of
If you excluded the complete Slackware 14.1 'KDE' series, then you
will have to install the following essential Slackware 14.1 packages
at a a minimum:
+ * bluedevil
And optionally install these as well:
@@ -52,17 +65,19 @@ If you decide to install these packages on top of a fresh installation of
+ * ktorrent
+ * libktorrent
Sources and scripts have been separated from the packages in my 'ktown'
repository starting with KDE 4.9-rc1. If you want the sources for
- 4.12.5, run the following command to download them:
+ 4.13.3, run the following command to download them:
- # rsync -av rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/source/4.12.5 .
+ # rsync -av rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/source/4.13.3 .
Then if you want to compile the KDE packages on your computer, run:
- # cd 4.12.5/kde
+ # cd 4.13.3/kde
Wait a long time, and you will find the new packages in /tmp/kde-build .
@@ -72,34 +87,34 @@ But if all you want is the packages I created, then you can skip all of that.
-In order to install or upgrade to KDE 4.12.5, follow these steps:
+In order to install or upgrade to KDE 4.13.3, follow these steps:
Make sure you are not running KDE or even X ! If you are running an X session,
log out first, and if you are in runlevel 4 (graphical login) you first have to
go back to runlevel 3 (console) by typing "init 3".
To make it easy for you, here is a one-line command that downloads the whole
-4.12.5 directory (excluding the sources), with 32-bit and 64-bit packages
+4.13.3 directory (excluding the sources), with 32-bit and 64-bit packages
(and be careful of the 'dot' at the end of that command, it is part of the
- # rsync -av rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/14.1/4.12.5 .
+ # rsync -av rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/14.1/4.13.3 .
Or else, if you want to download packages for just one of the two supported
architectures, you would run one of the following commands instead (note that
there is a dot at the end of these commands!).
If you want only the 64-bit packages:
- # rsync -av --exclude=x86 rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/14.1/4.12.5 .
+ # rsync -av --exclude=x86 rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/14.1/4.13.3 .
If you want only the 32-bit packages:
- # rsync -av --exclude=x86_64 rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/14.1/4.12.5 .
+ # rsync -av --exclude=x86_64 rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/14.1/4.13.3 .
Assuming you just downloaded the bits you want from the directory tree
-"4.12.5", you must now change your current directory to where you found this
-README (which is the directory called '4.12.5'). If you used one of the
+"4.13.3", you must now change your current directory to where you found this
+README (which is the directory called '4.13.3'). If you used one of the
above "rsync" commands then you can simply do:
- # cd 4.12.5
+ # cd 4.13.3
From within this directory, you run the following commands as root (note that
some of the old KDE package names are obsoleted now, they have been split up,
@@ -143,5 +158,5 @@ renamed or integrated and that is the reason for the 'removepkg' lines):
Then reboot your system.
- Eric Hameleers / alien at slackware dot com / 27-apr-2014
+ Eric Hameleers / alien at slackware dot com / 23-aug-2014