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From: Lorenzo Salvadore <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2024 11:12:07 UTC
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+=== KDE on FreeBSD
+Links: +
+link:[KDE/FreeBSD initiative] URL: link:[] +
+link:[FreeBSD -- KDE Community Wiki] URL: link:[]
+Contact: Adriaan de Groot <>
+The KDE on FreeBSD project packages CMake, Qt, and software from the KDE Community, for the FreeBSD ports tree.
+The software includes a full desktop environment called KDE Plasma (for both X11 and Wayland) and hundreds of applications that can be used on any FreeBSD machine.
+The[KDE team] is part of[desktop@] and[x11@], building the software stack to make FreeBSD beautiful and usable as a daily-driver graphical desktop workstation.
+The notes below describe *mostly* ports for KDE, but also include items that are important for the entire desktop stack.
+==== Infrastructure
+CMake was updated several times and is now version 3.28.1, the latest upstream release.
+FreeBSD ports are once again fully up-to-date.
+Qt5 is now on long-term support and updates only rarely.
+The KDE patch collection is a community-supported branch of Qt which pulls in upstream patches and fixes from the KDE community, and updated to 5.15.12.
+There were several deprecations (see below) in the Qt5 ports.
+Qt6 and KDE's upcoming megarelease of KDE Plasma 6 (scheduled for 2024q1) are the next major milestone for the KDE team.
+Qt6 was updated to version 6.6.1 along with the Python bindings for Qt, PySide.
+An alpha-release of KDE Frameworks 6 was added to the ports tree.
+==== KDE Stack
+KDE Gear releases happen every quarter, KDE Plasma updates once a month, and KDE Frameworks have a new release every month as well.
+These (large) updates land shortly after their upstream release and are not listed separately.
+* KDE Frameworks reached version 5.112.
+  The KDE Frameworks 5 series is winding down, although it will a few months still until it enters long-term support upstream.
+* KDE Plasma Desktop was updated to version KDE Plasma 5.27.10.
+* KDE Gear updated to 23.08.4.
+* KDE Frameworks 6 (alpha) 5.247 was updated in the ports tree.
+* KDE Plasma Desktop 6 (beta 2) 5.91.0 was updated in the ports tree.
+==== Related Ports
+The KDE ecosystem includes a wide range of ports -- most maintained by[kde@], all building on a shared base of Qt and KDE Frameworks.
+The[KDE team] updates them all as needed.
+This quarter the KDE team would like to thank[Tobias C. Berner],[Gleb Popov] and[Jason E. Hale] again for keeping things up-to-date.
+Many ports have been "flavorized" to support a Qt5 and a Qt6 flavor in the ports tree.
+Special mention to:
+* New port package:x11/xwaylandvideobridge[].  
+  By design, X11 applications can’t access window or screen contents for Wayland clients.
+  The video bridge improves Wayland support for screen sharing tools like Discord, MS Teams, Skype, and more.
+  Screen sharing is fully under the control of the Wayland user.
+* Update for package:multimedia/mlt7[] which was updated to 7.20.0.
+* Update for package:sysutils/bsdisks[] which was updated to 0.33.
+* Bugfix for package:devel/llvm15[] to make package:devel/kdevelop[] work again.
+* Security fixes for package:www/qt5-webengine[] and package:www/qt6-webengine[].
+==== Deprecations
+Web browsers are huge, and have a considerable security surface.
+The venerable package:www/qt5-webkit[] WebKit port was removed on the last day of 2023.