First experimental KDE 4 svn rpms for Fedora

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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…

11 thoughts on “First experimental KDE 4 svn rpms for Fedora”

  1. Oh, no need to misinterpret.🙂

    I was just pointing out that Kubuntu binaries for KDE 3.8 were made available a couple of months ago. This got quite a few anti-Ubuntu folks envious…

  2. “I was just pointing out that Kubuntu binaries for KDE 3.8 were made available a couple of months ago. This got quite a few anti-Ubuntu folks envious”

    It is not about being envious. It is about the Ubuntu fans being a nuisance by turning every distribution discussion into a Ubuntu discussion. This used to happen with Gentoo before and they are not helpful in anyway.

    Just FYI, there are two sets of KDE 4 packages made available by Fedora folks over 4 months ago. So lets stop this pointless look ma mine is bigger kind of argument. If you dont have anything to discuss about Fedora in a Fedora news related item just stay off. Its much better that way. Thank you.

  3. Relax, guys. The first distribution which had pre-compiled packages was Suse anyway afaik. But who cares who was the first? No one. Because even today the packages are only interesting for those people who could create them by themselves anyway.

    Also, Ubuntu has a KDE centric flavour, Fedora has not. So no, it is not surprising at all that Ubuntu was much earlier in providing packages at all. I don’t even see where this difference has any remarkable value, to be honest.

    And, no, I will not tolerate any distribution flame war at all here, so don’t even think about it.

  4. “Also, Ubuntu has a KDE centric flavour, Fedora has not”

    Well it does. Just see Fedora 7 test 3😉. We dont even require discriminatory branding.

  5. Well, it has now, yes. But it is not that there are two flavours, it is more that there is the Gnome version, and a community driven attempt to create a KDE thing on top of this.
    The KDE guys are let alone, especially when some new feature breaks KDE.

  6. “The KDE guys are let alone, especially when some new feature breaks KDE.”

    The KDE guys should continue to push the fixes they want, send patches, get cvs commit access where applicable and things will work better over time.

    The fact Red Hat wants to let more community people set the direction is a good thing.

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