KDE 4.2 and FreeBSD 6.4 Support

Garrett Cooper yanefbsd at gmail.com
Sun Feb 1 06:20:05 PST 2009

On Jan 30, 2009, at 7:04 AM, Uwe Grohnwaldt wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:19:41 +0000
> Masoom Shaikh <masoom.shaikh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:35 PM, Martin Wilke <miwi at freebsd.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Howdy Guys,
>>> KDE 4.2 is more or less ready for testing, but we have some
>>> open tasks before we will officially call for testing. We would
>>> like to know how many people are still using KDE4 on FreeBSD 6.4?
>>> We are considering dropping support for 6.x.
>>> Let me explain.
>>> First of all it is sad to say, but currently there are only 2
>>> people who actively work on KDE4. It is _really_ hard work to
>>> get KDE4 ready for FreeBSD. Also it is getting harder to build
>>> KDE4 with gcc 3.x. Of couse if somebody want to support KDE4
>>> on 6.x you are welcome to our team! Try to compile KDE, make
>>> patches and push them upstream! So, in order to move forward
>>> we may have to drop 6.x support. We just don't have the manpower
>>> to build multiple versions.
>>> Ok, enough for the moment. What do you think about
>>> 6.4 support?
>>> - - Martin
>> making kde4 depend on gcc4.x an option for 6.4 ?
> Do you know anybody who uses KDE on FreeBSD 6.4? All people I know are
> using FreeBSD7.X or Current on their desktops.
> I think: drop support for fbsd6.4.

Bad idea: Assuming mute folks just means that you're begging for noise  
in the form of complaints from your userbase :).

There are no doubt people out there using KDE4 and 6.4, so removing  
support for 6.4 would be like shooting yourself in the foot.

I think the gcc 4.x compiler requirement (as 3 others have suggested)  
would be the best route unless someone's willing to volunteer some  
time for testing and debugging issues with gcc 3.4 (it was 3.4 not  
3.3, right)?


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