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+Here is KDE 5_15.12 for Slackware, consisting of the KDE Frameworks 5.17.0,
+Plasma 5.5.1 and Applications 15.12.0.
+Upgrading from the previous 5_15.11 should be straight-forward.
+KDE-5_15.12 is meant only to be installed on top of Slackware -current and
+it will *replace* any version of KDE 4 you might have installed!
+What is the NEWS in this batch of updates:
+- Frameworks 5.17.0 is an enhancement release.
+ See https://www.kde.org/announcements/kde-frameworks-5.17.0.php
+- Plasma 5.5.1 is the first bugfix release of the 5.5 series.
+ See https://www.kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.5.1.php . Plasma 5.5 ditched
+ KDE's own TrueType font "oxygen-icons" in favor of Google's Noto font family.
+ Support for legacy Xembed protocol is back and my "xembed-sni-proxy" package
+ which I added a few releases earlier, is gone again from my repository
+ because its code is now part of Plasma itself.
+ Network Manager applet supports WPA Enterprise now.
+ A Breeze theme engine for GTK2+ applications was added.
+- Applications 15.12.0 is a step further in maturing the KDE Frameworks 5 (KF5)
+ ports of the KDE application collection.
+ Highlight is the retirement of good old KSnapshot and the introduction of
+ a brand new screenshot tool, Spectacle.
+ Apart from KSnapshot, other packages have been removed as well: Amor, KTux
+ (both unmaintained), and SuperKaramba (Plasma offers similar functionality).
+ Several artwork collections are no longer shipped: kde-base-artwork,
+ kde-wallpapers and kdeartwork. Do you need them back? Please tell me.
+Further points of interest:
+- kde/kde4-extragear packages should be taken from slackware-current (calligra,
+ k3b, kaudiocreator, kplayer, kwebkitpart, oxygen-gtk2, kdevplatform,
+ kdevelop-pg-qt, kdevelop, kdev-python, kdevelop-php, kdevelop-php-docs,
+ skanlite, kio-mtp, libktorrent, ktorrent, partitionmanager)
+- Lots of packages in the 'deps' department are completely new to Slackware.
+ Since KDE 5 is built on Qt5 (KDE 4 had Qt4 as its base) you'll
+ find many Qt5 related packages. Also, in order for Qt4 and GTK based
+ applications to dock into the Plasma 5 system tray, more dependencies were
+ needed. So, apart from updates to regular Slackware packages and the
+ new telepathy support packages (see below), these are the new ones:
+ OpenAL, PyQT5, cfitsio, json-glib, libappindicator, libdbusmenu-gtk,
+ libdbusmenu-qt5, libindicator, lmdb, noto-font-ttf, noto-cjk-font-ttf,
+ polkit-qt5-1, qca-qt5, qt-gstreamer, qt5, sni-qt, wayland and libxkbcommon.
+- A completely new subset of "deps" packages, contained in their own
+ "telepathy" subdirectory, needed for KDE Telepathy:
+ libotr, libnice, farstream, libaccounts-glib, libaccounts-qt5,
+ signon, signon-plugin-oauth2, signon-ui, libsignon-glib,
+ telepathy-glib, telepathy-farstream, telepathy-haze, telepathy-gabble,
+ telepathy-qt5, telepathy-logger, telepathy-logger-qt5,
+ telepathy-mission-control and telepathy-accounts-signon.
+- Telepathy for KDE packages are found in their own subdirectory kde/telepathy .
+Also explained in more detail below, upgrading to this KDE 5 is non-trivial.
+You will have to remove old KDE packages manually. If you do not have KDE
+installed at all, you will have to *install* some of Slackware's own KDE
+If you decide to install these packages on top of a fresh installation of
+ Slackware-current and have excluded all packages in the 'KDE' package series
+ during installation, you will be missing several add-on packages, some of
+ these are essential to the proper functioning of KDE!
+ If you excluded the complete Slackware-current 'KDE' series, then you
+ will have to install the following essential Slackware-current packages
+ at a a minimum:
+ * bluedevil
+ * libktorrent
+ And optionally install these Slackware-current packages as well:
+ * amarok
+ * calligra
+ * k3b
+ * kaudiocreator
+ * kplayer
+ * kwebkitpart
+ * kdevplatform
+ * kdevelop-pg-qt
+ * kdevelop
+ * kdev-python
+ * kdevelop-php
+ * kdevelop-php-docs
+ * kio-mtp
+ * ktorrent
+ * oxygen-gtk2
+ * partitionmanager
+ * skanlite
+Building it all from source:
+Sources and scripts are separated from the packages in my 'ktown' repository.
+If you want the sources for KDE 5, run the following command to download them:
+ # rsync -av rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/source/5 .
+There are a lot of 'dependencies' for KDE 5 which you'll have to compile and
+install before attempting to compile KDE 5. Compiling and installing these
+dependencies on Slackware-current is as easy as:
+ # cd 5/deps
+ # ./updates.SlackBuild
+ # cd -
+Be prepared to wait a *long* time since this will recompile Qt4 and compile a
+new Qt5 package among others. The finished package will be stored in /tmp .
+Then if you want to compile the KDE packages on your computer, run:
+ # cd 5/kde
+ # ./KDE.SlackBuild
+Wait a long time, and you will find the new packages in /tmp/kde-build .
+Note that these packages will already have been installed by KDE.SlackBuild !
+But if all you want is the packages I created, then you can skip all of that.
+Install pre-compiled packages:
+In order to install or upgrade KDE 5, follow these steps:
+Make sure you are not running KDE or even X ! If you are running an X session,
+log out first, and if you are in runlevel 4 (graphical login) you first have to
+go back to runlevel 3 (console) by typing "init 3".
+If you still have a KDE 4 installed, it must be removed first. No clean
+upgrade path can be provided! Do as follows:
+If you have Slackware-current's default KDE 4.14.3 installed:
+ # removepkg /var/log/packages/*-4.14.3-*
+ # removepkg libkscreen
+ # removepkg kscreen
+ # removepkg kactivities
+ # removepkg kde-workspace
+ # removepkg libmm-qt
+ # removepkg libnm-qt
+ # removepkg plasma-nm
+ # removepkg polkit-kde-agent-1
+ # removepkg polkit-kde-kcmodules-1
+ # removepkg kdeconnect-kde
+...or instead of the above, simply '# slackpkg remove kde'.
+If you have my 'ktown' set of KDE 5_15.11 installed:
+- Upgrade to KDE-5_15.12
+ Remove the packages that no longer exist in KDE 5_15.12:
+ * removepkg xembed-sni-proxy
+ * removepkg ktux
+ * removepkg amor
+ You may want to reconsider removing these, lots of old artwork in there:
+ * removepkg kde-base-artwork
+ * removepkg kde-wallpapers
+ * removepkg kdeartwork
+If you have my 'ktown' set of KDE 5_15.10 installed:
+- Upgrade to KDE-5_15.11
+ Then re-install original Slackware-current package that was removed
+ from "deps" in KDE 5_15.11 (this will be easiest using slackpkg):
+ * ConsoleKit2
+ * eigen2
+ * xapian-core
+ Remove the package that no longer exists in KDE 5_15.11:
+ * removepkg kdeconnect4
+If you have my 'ktown' set of KDE 5_15.09_02 installed:
+- No further actions are needed.
+If you have my 'ktown' set of KDE 5_15.09 installed:
+- Upgrade to KDE-5_15.09_02 and then remove the packages
+ that no longer exist in KDE 5_15.09_02:
+ * removepkg LoginKit
+If you have my 'ktown' set of KDE 5_15.07 installed:
+- Upgrade to KDE-5_15.09 and then remove the packages
+ that no longer exist in KDE 5_15.09:
+ * removepkg ConsoleKit
+ * removepkg grantlee-qt5
+ * removepkg kgamma
+ * removepkg pairs
+If you have my 'ktown' set of KDE 5_15.06 installed:
+- No further actions are needed.
+If you have my 'ktown' set of KDE 5_15.05 installed:
+- Re-install the following 'ktown' packages:
+ * kactivities-framework
+If you have my 'ktown' set of KDE 5_15.04 installed:
+- Remove packages that no longer exist in KDE 5_15.05:
+ * removepkg qt-gstreamer0
+- Re-install 'ktown' packages:
+ * qt-gstreamer
+If you have my 'ktown' set of KDE 5_15.03 installed:
+- Remove packages that no longer exist in KDE 5_15.04:
+ # removepkg gst1-plugins-base
+ # removepkg gst1-plugins-good
+ # removepkg gstreamer1
+ # removepkg qt-gstreamer1
+ # removepkg libmm-qt5
+- Re-install original Slackware-current packages that were removed from "deps"
+ in KDE 5_15.04 (this will be easiest using slackpkg):
+ * LibRaw
+ * akonadi
+ * attica
+ * cmake
+ * eigen3
+ * exiv2
+ * grantlee
+ * harfbuzz
+ * libfakekey
+ * libodfgen
+ * librevenge
+ * libssh
+ * libwpd
+ * orc
+ * poppler
+ * qt
+ * shared-desktop-ontologies
+ * soprano
+ * strigi
+Then proceed with installing/upgrading KDE 5 as outlined below.
+To make it easy for you, here is a one-line command that downloads the whole
+'5' directory (excluding the sources), with 32-bit and 64-bit packages
+(and be careful of the 'dot' at the end of that command, it is part of the
+ # rsync -av rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/current/5 .
+Or else, if you want to download packages for just one of the two supported
+architectures, you would run one of the following commands instead (note that
+there is a dot at the end of these commands!).
+If you want only the 64-bit packages:
+ # rsync -av --exclude=x86 rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/current/5 .
+If you want only the 32-bit packages:
+ # rsync -av --exclude=x86_64 rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/current/5 .
+Assuming you just downloaded the bits you want from the directory tree
+"5", you must now change your current directory to where you found this
+README (which is the directory called '5'). If you used one of the
+above "rsync" commands then you can simply do:
+ # cd 5
+From within this directory, you run the following commands as root (note that
+some of the old KDE package names are obsoleted now, they have been split up,
+renamed or integrated and that is the reason for the 'removepkg' lines):
+ On Slackware 32-bit:
+ # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/deps/*.t?z
+ # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/deps/telepathy/*.t?z
+ # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/kde/*/*.t?z
+ On Slackware 64-bit:
+ # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/deps/*.t?z
+ # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/deps/telepathy/*.t?z
+ # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/kde/*/*.t?z
+ If you already have one or more non-english language packs installed:
+ On Slackware 32-bit:
+ # upgradepkg x86/kdei/*.t?z
+ On Slackware 64-bit:
+ # upgradepkg x86_64/kdei/*.t?z
+ If you want to have a non-english language pack installed but none is
+ currently installed, substitute your country code instead of the 'XX'
+ in the next command:
+ # upgradepkg --install-new x86_64/kdei/kde-l10n-XX-*.t?z
+ Check if any ".new" configuration files have been left behind by
+ the upgradepkg commands. Compare them to their originals and decide
+ if you need to use them.
+ # find /etc/ -name "*.new"
+ A graphical (ncurses) tool for processing these "*.new" files is slackpkg:
+ # slackpkg new-config
+Then reboot your system.
+ Eric Hameleers / alien at slackware dot com / 17-dec-2015