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-Here is KDE 5_15.09 for Slackware, consisting of the KDE Frameworks 5.13.0,
-Plasma 5.4.0 and Applications 15.08.0.
-This is an intrusive update if you currently have my KDE 5_15.07 packages
-installed. Consider this to be beta-quality because there may be some usability
-issues - and read the "BUILD NOTES" below very carefully before you decide
-to upgrade. I need testers to iron out some annoying regressions.
+Here is KDE 5_15.09_02 for Slackware, consisting of the KDE Frameworks 5.14.0,
+Plasma 5.4.1 and Applications 15.08.1.
+Upgrading from the previous 5_15.09 should be an easy ride.
KDE-5_15.09 is meant only to be installed on top of Slackware -current and
it will *replace* any version of KDE 4 you might have installed!
-In random order, this is what I ran into while working on this set of updates.
-* Qt5 fails to compile if an older version of Qt5 is already installed.
-* frameworks:kwallet should be built against applications:gpgmepp,
- therefore I adapted the build order in KDE.SlackBuild slightly.
-* Several Applications packages could not be configured using cmake,
- because of a missing line in their CMakeFiles.txt. These files needed a line
- "cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8.9)". Instead of creating 17 patches I
- decided to modify cmake/applications and cake/applications5 instead, and
- fixed the omission with a sed substitution.
-* kde-runtime needs the kdelibs-4 based kdepimlibs. Since KDEPIM has now been
- ported to KDE Frameworks 5 (KF5) I had to add a compatibility package
- "kdepimlibs4" containing the relevant bits of the old kdepimlibs.
-* and... kdepimlibs4 needs the old akonadi-1.13 release. Therefore a "akonadi4"
- package was added alongside "kdepimlibs4" in the kde/kde4/ directory.
-* kdepimlibs4 will fail to compile in the presence of akonadi (kf5 edition),
- it wants only akonadi4 to be present. I hope I fixed this.
-* Compilation errors in okteta required a patch to qca-qt5.
-* I took the opportunity to rebuild some packages with library linking issues
- caused by recent slackware-current updates: phonon-vlc, pykde4, qtruby,
- korundum, smokekde, perlqt, smokeqt, baloo.
-* rocs will emit an internal compiler error unless you increase the RAM to
- well beyond 3GB (use a big swap file if needed).
-* Into the breeze package I have built Qt4 support in addition to the default
- Qt5 support. This will allow the KDE4 based applications to blend in
- with the Plasma 5 Breeze theme better.
-* I updated the SDDM login manager (sddm-qt5 package) with a git snapshot
- which supposedly supports the session management of ConsoleKit2. However
- the 'passwd' authentication backend was broken and it took a while before
- someone came up with a patch.
-* Several "deps" packages were removed:
- - grantlee-qt5 (nothing uses the old grantlee anymore I hope, so I just
- replaced it with the new grantlee-5)
- - pairs and kgamma (no longer part of KDE Applications)
- - ConsoleKit (has been replaced by ConsoleKit2 which is a fork of the
- no longer maintained ConsoleKit and has several fixes and enhancements)
-* A problematic package is baloo because its file content partially overlaps
- with baloo5, and I do not know what I can do about it. Nor do I know if
- this has any negative impact on Plasma 5 Workspace.
-* libkface requires opencv as a dependency. I almost wanted to add opencv to
- make the process of adding digikam easier (since digikam needs both libkface
- and opencv) but after discussing with willysr and ponce, SBo admins,
- I decided to skip this because the new opencv-3 has to much impact on the
- content.
-All in all I am pretty unhappy with the effort which was required to get this
-latest batch of updates to compile and work together.
-And even then, with a finished set of packages, there are a few annoying issues
-for which I have no explanation nor do I have a solution because I do not know
-whether they are caused by Plasma 5 or by the recent slackware-current updates.
-Annoyance #1:
-Logging out is delayed:
-* Try to open the Plasma Kicker startmenu and move your mouse over the
- "Leave" tab. It will then take a minute to display the tab's content,
- and in the meantime, the Plasma workspace is frozen. Any open application
- windows are still responsive and you can work with them.
-* Try to use the logout/shutdown widget in the system tray if you added that.
- Clicking the widget will also cause a one to two minute delay before the
- logoff dialog appears.
-* Try logging out from the commandline using this qdbus commmand in an X term:
- $ qdbus org.kde.ksmserver /KSMServer logout 0 0 0
- You will notice that this command just sits there for the same one to two
- minutes, and then it kicks into action and you'll be logged off.
-Something is amiss with the communication over dbus. Ideas anyone?
-Annoyance #2:
-Whenever the power saver kicks in and I am not paying attention, the screen
-of my Lenovo T400 laptop (Intel graphics) turns black and will not revive.
-I have to Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to my Linux console, press the backlight button until I can read again what's on screen, and then back to X using Alt-F7.
-Annoyance #3:
-In my 32-bit virtual machine I cannot even login, because there is a flood of
-re-spawning screensaver processes that prevent access. This can be caused by
-something in the virtual machine, but I did not do extensive troubleshooting.
-Having said all that, it is still an impressive release with lots of changes
-and improvements. I hope that we get the quirks solved so we can focus on
-what's good.
-Highlights of KDE-5_15.09:
-- Qt5 has been updated to 5.5.0
-- ConsoleKit (unmaintained) gets replaced by ConsoleKit2 (well-maintained fork)
- which could open up a path to a systemd-free Slackware that is compatible to
- a large extent with systemd requirements.
-- I added LoginKit also for that purpose. LoginKit in its present form does not
- do much (if anything at all) but I want to have it in for those who want to
- play test this.
-- Several of the other deps were added, updated, rebuilt or removed as well:
- LibRaw (update for the Slackware package),
- PyQt5 (updated),
- qca-qt5 (patched),
- grantlee (update for the Slackware package)
- lmdb (new)
- grantlee-qt5 (renamed to grantlee thereby replacing the Slackware version)
-- Removed deps (we can use the original Slackware packages now) are:
- PyQt, sip and libepoxy
-- Frameworks 5.13.0 is an enhancement release, lots of fixes are documented on
-- Plasma 5.4.0 is a feature release, you can read all the details in
- Important is that the krunner has a command history again, and lots of new
- icons were added for non-Plasma5 applications, which helps to give the
- Plasma 5 desktop a uniform look and feel;
- Not so important for Slackware is the Wayland Tech Preview and some system
- tool improvements using PAM (kwallet-pam) or pulseaudio (audio volume applet).
-- Applications 15.08.0 is bringing more KF5 ports: 107 applications in total.
- Most noticeable are the KF5 ports of Dolphin (the file manager), KDEPIM (the
- Kontact Suite as it is called now) and Ark (archive tool). I am a bit worried
- about the Kontact development toward the KDE Frameworks 5. Lots of struggles
- were discussed in the mailing lists and the resulting KF5 based Kontact Suite
- is still considered BETA quality.
- The move to KF5 exposed several older KDE4 based applications that have
- a dependency on the KDE4 based PIM libraries.
- Therefore I had to add a compatibility layer of packages containing that
- KDE4 code: akonadi4 and kdepimlibs4 (similar to what I had to do earlier
- with libkmahjongg4, libkdegames4, konsolepart4 and katepart4).
+There is a couple of bugs left that really nag me:
+Both these issues are most likely caused by the Intel driver in
+Slackware-current, not by the KDE packages.
+- Whenever the power saver kicks in and I am not paying attention, the screen
+ of my Lenovo T400 laptop (Intel graphics) turns black (backlight stays off?).
+ I have to Ctrl-Alt-F1 to get to my Linux console, press the brightness button
+ until I can read again what's on screen, and then back to X using Alt-F7.
+- If the screenlocker was activated during powersave, and I have to run the
+ above sequence to get my X display visible again, the screenlocker is
+ seemingly not responding to my typing. But in fact the display is simply not
+ refreshing. After typing my password and hitting ENTER (thus unlocking my
+ session) the screen seems unchanged until I press Alt-TAB and the screen
+ suddenly refreshes, showing my unlocked desktop.
+Noteworthy NEWS for this batch of updates:
+- One "deps" package was removed:
+ LoginKit - it did not add anything that ConsoleKit2 does not do already
+ (offer the same API as systemd-logind) and in fact having it installed
+ was the cause of minute-log delays in displaying the "Leave" menu or
+ responding to clicks on the Logout widget. One annoyance less!
+- One "deps" packages was added:
+ libproxy - this is a recompilation of the package that is already
+ part of Slackware. I rebuilt it without support for KDE 4, which will
+ help preventing crashes in KDE Frameworks 5 (KF5) based applications
+ that call libproxy's functions which in turn would load KDE 4 libraries.
+- Frameworks 5.14.0 is an enhancement release, lots of fixes are documented on
+- Plasma 5.4.1 is a bugfix release, you can read all the details in
+- Applications 15.08.1 is a bugfix release as well, mainly for the total of
+ 107 applications that have been ported to KF5.
Further points of interest that are unchanged since the previous releases:
+- ConsoleKit2 replaces Slackware's ConsoleKit. Now we have something again
+ which is properly maintained and well on its way to implementing the
+ necessary parts of the systemd-logind API (so that we can ignore systemd).
- kde/kde4-extragear packages should be taken from slackware-current (calligra,
k3b, kaudiocreator, kplayer, kwebkitpart, oxygen-gtk2, kdevplatform,
kdevelop-pg-qt, kdevelop, kdev-python, kdevelop-php, kdevelop-php-docs,
@@ -150,6 +60,8 @@ Further points of interest that are unchanged since the previous releases:
- kdeconnect4 was added; this stripped-down version of the KDE4 based
kdeconnect-kde allows you to access your Android device with the
(also still KDE4 based) Dolphin filemanager
+- akonadi4 and kdepimlibs4 were added to support KDE 4 applications that call
+ PIM functionality.
- sddm-theme-breeze was removed, the theme is now part of plasma-workspace
- Lots of packages in the 'deps' department which are completely new to
Slackware. Since KDE 5 is built on Qt5 (KDE 4 had Qt4 as its base) you'll
@@ -158,14 +70,14 @@ Further points of interest that are unchanged since the previous releases:
needed. So, apart from updates to regular Slackware packages, these are the
new ones:
OpenAL, PyQT5, cfitsio, json-glib, libappindicator, libdbusmenu-gtk,
- libdbusmenu-qt5, libindicator, polkit-qt5-1, qca-qt5, qt-gstreamer, qt5,
- sni-qt, wayland and xapian-core.
+ libdbusmenu-qt5, libindicator, lmdb, polkit-qt5-1, qca-qt5, qt-gstreamer,
+ qt5, sni-qt, wayland and xapian-core.
- Note for users of multilib Slackware64 and also using Skype: you will have to
grab the 32-bit version of sni-qt and run 'convertpkg-compat32' on it,
or else Skype won't be able to dock its icon in the systray.
- A bit sneakily, I built phonon-vlc for you. You will also need a VLC package
to be able to use this package though.
-- Several source tarballs in Plasma 5.4.0 have not been compiled to Slackware
+- Several source tarballs in Plasma 5.4.x have not been compiled to Slackware
packages: libbluedevil and bluedevil (they need BlueZ 5 which is not part of
Slackware), muon (a debian/ubuntu package manager), libkface (needs opencv
which I was not willing to add as a dependency), user-manager and kwallet-pam
@@ -173,8 +85,7 @@ Further points of interest that are unchanged since the previous releases:
- One dependency which you'll probably find curious, is wayland. It is required
in order to *compile* KWin's X11 driver, but it is apparently not needed at
*runtime*. Nevertheless, I left the package in, just in case you want or need
- to recompile kwin (actually, it does not seem required any longer, but that
- issue will be revisited on next Plasma update).
+ to recompile kwin.
- Graphical login: KDM has been replaced with SDDM. Slackware-current supports
it already. Select "Plasma" from the SDDM session dropdown.
Alternatively, if you prefer good old runlevel 3, you can type (at your own
@@ -273,6 +184,11 @@ If you have Slackware-current's default KDE 4.14.3 installed:
# removepkg polkit-kde-kcmodules-1
# removepkg kdeconnect-kde
+If you have my 'ktown' set of KDE 5_15.09 installed:
+- Upgrade to KDE-5_15.09_02 and then remove the packages
+ that no longer exist in KDE 5_15.09_02:
+ * removepkg LoginKit
If you have my 'ktown' set of KDE 5_15.07 installed:
- Upgrade to KDE-5_15.09 and then remove the packages
that no longer exist in KDE 5_15.09:
@@ -383,4 +299,4 @@ renamed or integrated and that is the reason for the 'removepkg' lines):
Then reboot your system.
- Eric Hameleers / alien at slackware dot com / 03-sep-2015
+ Eric Hameleers / alien at slackware dot com / 14-sep-2015