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KDE 4.7.4 in M11 CR? Looking good! 
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JBoman wrote:
<QUOTE> "The new one runs slower, and parts don't stop moving after all the animations start running. "

ditto on Danums build with the steampunk splashy. I also have the login splash and nothing changes with it. :tumbleweed: Jerry


Yes, with the Plymouth steampunk splash, a plate is supposed to drop down and the boot messages appear on it. You can see how it is supposed to work when you do the live Plymouth test procedure, but those messages and the suspend/shutdown parts just don't work on Debian.

I have finished the last piddly bits of KDE 4.7.4 on the virtual machine, khangman, kanagram, and that sort of package. I tried the newer kdepim sources from Kubuntu, but they fail--it looks like they need a backport of the boost libraries in order to finish building. As far as I can tell, there's no other newer programs introduced between 4.6.5 and 4.7.4, since I was hunting them down individually at packages.debian.org. I'll try a boost backport later after all this is done.

I have built 64-bit packages up to the point where I will have to install the new libraries and uninstall KDE in order to continue, but this will go much faster than 32-bit, since I don't have to edit three or more text files per package. ;) Also will coordinate with Tim as to where these will go--we won't let anyone get at them before they are ready this time.

One thing I plan to test is that Marble can now download maps and be used like Street Atlas USA (tm) to find addresses and routes when offine.


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Stevo wrote:
Also will coordinate with Tim as to where these will go--we won't let anyone get at them before they are ready this time.

I was going to make a joke about that a couple of days ago, but thought better of it. :smile:

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DBeckett wrote:
Stevo wrote:
Also will coordinate with Tim as to where these will go--we won't let anyone get at them before they are ready this time.

I was going to make a joke about that a couple of days ago, but thought better of it. :smile:


Aw, hell, put 'em in main. It's been boring around here.

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uncle mark wrote:
DBeckett wrote:
Stevo wrote:
Also will coordinate with Tim as to where these will go--we won't let anyone get at them before they are ready this time.

I was going to make a joke about that a couple of days ago, but thought better of it. :smile:


Aw, hell, put 'em in main. It's been boring around here.


+1 On that & got a 32 bit partition i have been itchin to play with thats up to date. :number1:


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I'm kind of curious what the installation/upgrade steps are going to be for KDE 4.7.4. For instance, will it be possible to upgrade from a standard Mepis 11.0 install with it's KDE 4.5.x, or will it be necessary to first upgrade KDE 4.6.5 before upgrading to 4.7.4.

I already have KDE 4.7.4 on two partitions, but they were both M11 installs that had been sid-ified. One using Danum's instructions (viewtopic.php?f=59&t=32296) and the other on a M11 install I had upgraded to sid back in the summer (last June or July).


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kmathern wrote:
I'm kind of curious what the installation/upgrade steps are going to be for KDE 4.7.4. For instance, will it be possible to upgrade from a standard Mepis 11.0 install with it's KDE 4.5.x, or will it be necessary to first upgrade KDE 4.6.5 before upgrading to 4.7.4.

That was going to be my next question too.

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I tried to test the install by putting the debs into a trivial local apt repo on my hard disk, but they have no Release file, so the distro is seen as () instead of (mepis). When I installed with dpkg -i over KDE 4.6.5, they all installed smoothly, probably because it uses the same plasma-widget-networkmanager from the Experimental CR. There is a change in the name of some workspace files, but it seems that Debian has accounted for that and allowed the upgrade to proceed smoothly.

However, for Digikam 2.5.0., it may be necessary to manually remove version 2.0, along with a bunch of libraries that are now internal or part of KDE 4.7.4. I put a "Conflicts" for them in the package, but that does not always work in Synaptic. I think Tim and I need to set up another repo and test the upgrades on some VMs first.

Manually installing with dpkg means installing gdm as a alternate login manager and GNOME or lxde as a fallback GUI in case something goes haywire--that's how I do most of the build, since installing the upgrade base libraries wrecks the older KDE. It also requires the -B argument to deconfigure the older packages, as in "dpkg -i -B xxx.deb"


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@ Stevo
If you think they are ready for a real world try, say the word & i will try a dpkg run at run level 3 after downloading to backup dir. Digicam is no problem i don't use it anyway, can purge it. I have a sid upgraded partition on another machine to try too. Not short on space or rigs, just need a repo to aim at.

If all goes south nothing lost they are 32bit & i run mostly 64 bit these days, both mentioned rigs are AMD dual & 4core both near 3GHZ with 2&4 gig of ram. Curiosity may kill a partition or two but what the hay im bored. :p


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OK--I have the base libraries for 32 and 64-bit here (about 500 MB)

http://ubuntuone.com/7PiVFC3eq6kXPYzypyF05O

major apps in here such as Gwenview, Okular, Konsole

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5hmTD ... U3ODM5NTgy

Edit: whoops, left these ones out: http://ubuntuone.com/33QNhpvl0S9vL31DesWMBE

Kdegames and educational programs:

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B5hmTD ... QwZjdjODU0

and Digikam 2.5.0: http://ubuntuone.com/2cxqDKS14zpTGXMlJ6fpIs

Good luck!


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You are sending this to Warren, right?!

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