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author Eric Hameleers <>2015-01-23 13:42:30 +0100
committer Eric Hameleers <>2015-01-23 13:42:30 +0100
commit63815cb3bce281c3f745f1da4ddc86f4ae4c1701 (patch)
tree4909c860e231d30aa9e72aca0bcb3a99a24f33f6 /README
parentf7b649b324482634c80355998d3011fa72272cec (diff)
Plasma: updated to 5.2.0.
New dependency added: wayland (in order to compile KWin).
Diffstat (limited to 'README')
1 files changed, 61 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/README b/README
index a52f9d4..dc7586b 100644
--- a/README
+++ b/README
@@ -2,23 +2,57 @@ KDE 5_1501
This is going to be KDE 5 for Slackware-current, composed of Frameworks 5.6.0,
-Plasma 5.1.2 and Applications 14.12.1.
+Plasma 5.2.0 and Applications 14.12.1.
Compared to Applications 14.12.0, the Applications 14.12.1 adds LTS releases of
kdelibs, kdepimlibs, kdepim-runtime, kdepim and kde-workspace.
I am going to skip kde-workspace because its contents largely collide with
the plasma-workspace and we want to have a Plasma Workspace.
+Plasma 5.2.0 has many improvements to the previous 5.1.2, and comes with
+several new packages (some of which I originally had in plasma-extra but have
+now found their rightful place): (lib)bluedevil, ksshaskpass, muon,
+sddm-kcm-module, kscreen2, polkit-framework, kde-gtk-config, kdecoration.
+And unfortunately, in order to be able to compile KWin, I had to add wayland
+to the "deps/" for this release of Plasma.
Note that there is still a lot of KDE 4 stuff in here, which is necessary to
support all the Applications that have not yet been ported to KDE Frameworks 5.
The Applications 15.04 (march 2015) release should offer a lot more KF5 ports.
-Preliminary build procedure (not verified 100% yet):
+These are issues I ran into while testing on my Virtual machine. Not tested yet
+if they occur on real hardware.
+- plasmashell crashes a lot, with error message "the x11 connection broke: unsupported extension used (code 2)".
+ Symptom: the desktop disappears and leaves a black screen. If you happen to
+ have a konsole window open, you can type "plasmashell" to get the desktop
+ back and watch the errors when it crashes again.
+- any action in systemsettings5 which requires admin credentials does not work.
+ Examples: date/time changes; SDDM configuration changes.
+ What *should* happen is that polkit pops up a window where you can enter
+ admin credentials. What happens is that no popup appears and the user
+ interface of systemsettings freezes (the app continues running, for instance
+ the clock keeps working)
+Preliminary build procedure:
- (crude) get rid of Slackware's KDE:
# removepkg /var/log/packages/*-4.10.5-*
# removepkg libkscreen
+ # removepkg kscreen
+ # removepkg polkit-kde-agent-1
+ # removepkg polkit-kde-kcmodules-1
+ # removepkg polkit-qt-1
- build all the deps using "updates.SlackBuild" script in the "deps/" directory
- note that extra-cmake-modules is required here as well as when building the
frameworks, so I just copied it from frameworks to deps.
@@ -32,8 +66,27 @@ Preliminary build procedure (not verified 100% yet):
ld frameworks plasma plasma-extra polkit-kde applications"
- check that everything built correctly
- (optionally) build kdei
+- If you want to use SDDM as your graphical login manager, use the following
+ patch to /etc/rc.d/rc.4:
+# -------- 8< --------------------------------------
+--- /etc/rc.d/rc.4.orig 2015-01-23 13:26:43.273394439 +0100
++++ /etc/rc.d/rc.4 2015-01-23 10:01:12.189036253 +0100
+@@ -28,6 +28,8 @@
+ # Not there? OK, try to use KDE's kdm session manager:
+ if [ -x /opt/kde/bin/kdm ]; then
+ exec /opt/kde/bin/kdm -nodaemon
++elif [ -x /usr/bin/sddm ]; then
++ exec /usr/bin/sddm
+ elif [ -x /usr/bin/kdm ]; then
+ exec /usr/bin/kdm -nodaemon
+ fi
+# -------- 8< --------------------------------------
DONE: Need to recompile everything making sure that Qt4 is not picked up by accident, or else set "export QT_QPA_PLATFORM_PLUGIN_PATH=path/to/qt/plugins" to get rid of the start-time error:
Failed to load platform plugin "xcb". Available platforms are:
@@ -48,11 +101,15 @@ SKIP: rename /usr/bin/startkde to /usr/bin/startkde5 because it clashes with the
(I removed kde-workspace instead, we do not need that anyway)
DONE: Remove kde5-plasma*.desktop because plasma-workspace now includes its own plasma.desktop
DONE: sddm-qt5 (no longer adds an /etc/sddm.conf so we need to generate one in its
DONE: kdoctools (needs a fix for its CMake search for path to "/usr/share/xml/docbook/xml-dtd-4.5/docbookx.dtd", which causes a build error in kde-dev-scripts later on)
DONE: kde-dev-scripts (needs a fixed "/usr/share/kf5/kdoctools/customization/dtd/kdex.dtd" in kdoctools)
@@ -68,5 +125,5 @@ DONE: kalgebra (needed a refreshed curses patch)
SKIP: step (don't understand where the compilation error comes from)
- Eric Hameleers / alien at slackware dot com / 21-jan-2015
+ Eric Hameleers / alien at slackware dot com / 23-jan-2015