The first milestone of KDE 4, the subsystem freeze on 2nd April, is closing in. In the mean time, first experimental Fedora rpm packages of svn checkouts have been prepared.
Chitlesh Goorah has prepared a set of Fedora rpm packages containing a checkout of the KDE 4 developmetn trunk of the KDE svn. Of course these packages do install KDE 4 only to some
/opt/ directory and are strictly for demonstration and development only. However installs them should be very clear about what he/she does.
In the related blog post Chitlesh describes how he set up the an user account dedicated to test the KDE 4 system. You also find some screenshots of a running KDE 4 session.
He mentiones also that these packages originally were not thought as to be shared but were created for demonstration only. After he realized that the packages were working he decided to share them with the rest of the world. Still, since he does not pay so much attention to these packages, if you want to improve them or want to help out with integrating patches and such stuff Chitlesh would be very happy to get any help or might even host your packages:
If anyone is willing to work on the KDE4 packages for fedora, I’m willing to host them.
So, is there anyone with a dual core laptop out there? (I would like to have one of those, believe me…) You could take over this part😉
Btw., talking about dual core reminds me of something: according to the smolt stats one third of all machines running Fedora and providing stats to smolt are having more than one CPU! So much computing power in the community…