KDE-4.2 is now unmasked

To give an update on my last blog entry, after some work in the missing ebuilds and patches and after reviewing the KDE project page and the 4.X guide, I’ve removed the package.mask entry for 4.2.0. So after the file is propagated to the mirrors, you’ll be able to update to 4.2.0.
As always, we hope you have much fun, but if you find any snags, let us know in #gentoo-kde or in bugzilla. Before you fill any bugs, please double check the KDE-4.X Guide[1] and search in bugzilla for the bug. As we already have some open bugs[2], you may want to start there.

[1] – http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/kde/kde4-guide.xml
[2] – https://bugs.gentoo.org/query.cgi?bug_file_loc=&bug_file_loc_type=allwordssubstr&bug_id=&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&bugidtype=include&chfieldfrom=&chfieldto=Now&chfieldvalue=&email1=kde%40gentoo.org&email2=&emailassigned_to1=1&emailassigned_to2=1&emailcc1=1&emailcc2=1&emailreporter2=1&emailtype1=substring&emailtype2=substring&field-1-0-0=bug_status&field-1-1-0=assigned_to&field-1-1-1=cc&field0-0-0=noop&keywords=&keywords_type=allwords&long_desc=&long_desc_type=substring&query_format=advanced&remaction=&short_desc=&short_desc_type=allwordssubstr&status_whiteboard=&status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&type-1-0-0=anyexact&type-1-1-0=substring&type-1-1-1=substring&type0-0-0=noop&value-1-0-0=NEW%2CASSIGNED%2CREOPENED&value-1-1-0=kde%40gentoo.org&value-1-1-1=kde%40gentoo.org&value0-0-0=&known_name=kde-open-bugs


It’s been a long time since I’ve last blogged about KDE, so let me bring some “fresh news”.
The Gentoo KDE team is getting ready to put the 4.2.0 release[1] in the tree as soon as the tarballs are available. The ebuilds are already available in the kde-testing[2] overlay and I’ve added yesterday the mask[3] to the tree.
Anyone wishing to install or upgrade to the 4.2.0 release should read carefully the KDE 4.X guide[4]. We’ll be reviewing this guide carefully to “smooth” the upgrade from 4.1 to 4.2.

[1] – http://techbase.kde.org/Schedules/KDE4/4.2_Release_Schedule
[2] – http://git.overlays.gentoo.org/gitweb/?p=proj/kde.git;a=summary
[3] – http://sources.gentoo.org/viewcvs.py/gentoo-x86/profiles/package.mask?r1=1.9421&r2=1.9422
[4] – http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/kde/kde4-guide.xml

PS – In case you don’t know how KDE releases work, you won’t be able to upgrade until the tarballs are officially released into the KDE mirrors. So don’t try to use the ebuilds in the overlay if you don’t have access to the tarballs and instead be sure to wait for them to hit the tree.