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

10 thoughts on “KDE-4.2 is now unmasked”

  1. Hmm, I must have done my sync just before you committed the unmask or anyway before the rsync server I used got it, as it was still masked and I had to add another couple packages to the unmask from yesterday, that had been added to the mask in the meantime.

    Oh well, I guess I can put removing my kde42.unmask file on the list for the next time I sync.=:^)

  2. Hello
    Thank you for your great work on new KDE 4.2 ebuilds.
    This is the first time I am running KDE4 on my gentoo and most things run perfect.
    The only thing I am missing is the gtk-qt-engine, firefox and eclipse look pretty ugly.

  3. BTW, please Please PLEASE make sure that KDE3.5 continues to be available as a full WM install set (call it kde3 or something) if it isn’t already.

    Other distros will likely pull KDE3 in the next rev or two, and KDE4 is so broken as far as KDE3 users are concerned that it’s not worth the hassle. So many KDE3 features missing, and KDE devs consider them ‘wishlist’ instead of ‘bugs’, which is so f–king delusional..

    So please make sure kde3 continues as a full-fledged WM (like in make.conf or something)..

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