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From: Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>
Subject: Multi-kdelibs/eclasses v4 released
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 15:02:16 +0200
Hi everyone,

I have just committed the multi-kdelibs/multi-qt/eclasses version 4 package. 
This allows you to have multiple versions of kdelibs installed and so, for 
example, use KDE3 (once it's released) together with KDE2 applications.

Everyone should upgrade at some point to >=x11-lib/qt-x11-2.3.1-r2 and 
>=kde-base/kdelibs-2.2.1-r2. Or, you might emerge (or remerge) kde-base/kde 
to automatically get the latest revisions of kde-base/* (this doesn't include 
qt, you still have to upgrade it explicitly). There's no hurry though; you 
can wait until you can dedicate a night or so to compiling.

Upgraders:
1. Turn off KDE when emerging :-).
2a. If upgrading from kde-2.1.x or earlier, or from qt-2.2.x or earlier, you 
must remerge all kde apps (not just kde-base/*) and unmerge their previous 
versions.
2b. Otherwise, you only need to remerge x11-libs/qt-x11, kde-base/kdelibs and 
kde-base/kdebase.
3. Unmerge all previous revisions/versions that aren't multi-qt/multi-kde 
compatible. Compatible versions are:
x11-libs/qt-x11: 2.3.1-r2, 2.3.2
kde-base/kdelibs: 2.2.1-r2

---

Known issue: kdm doesn't display icons (the ones with the users' heads, black 
on white). It may be fixable but I doubt it. It isn't important enough IMO 
anyway.

---

Developers and ebuild writers: if you want to write inheriting ebuilds for 
kde/qt apps, read /usr/portage/eclass/doc/* very carefully and take a good 
long look at existing ebuilds and eclasses. Make sure you understand the 
changes in v4, see news.txt.

-- 

Dan Armak
Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop Team
Matan, Israel

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