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From: Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@××××××××××.org, gentoo-dev@××××××××××.org
Subject: [gentoo-announce] Multi-kdelibs/eclasses v4 released
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 07:03:52
1 Hi everyone,
3 I have just committed the multi-kdelibs/multi-qt/eclasses version 4 package.
4 This allows you to have multiple versions of kdelibs installed and so, for
5 example, use KDE3 (once it's released) together with KDE2 applications.
7 Everyone should upgrade at some point to >=x11-lib/qt-x11-2.3.1-r2 and
8 >=kde-base/kdelibs-2.2.1-r2. Or, you might emerge (or remerge) kde-base/kde
9 to automatically get the latest revisions of kde-base/* (this doesn't include
10 qt, you still have to upgrade it explicitly). There's no hurry though; you
11 can wait until you can dedicate a night or so to compiling.
13 Upgraders:
14 1. Turn off KDE when emerging :-).
15 2a. If upgrading from kde-2.1.x or earlier, or from qt-2.2.x or earlier, you
16 must remerge all kde apps (not just kde-base/*) and unmerge their previous
17 versions.
18 2b. Otherwise, you only need to remerge x11-libs/qt-x11, kde-base/kdelibs and
19 kde-base/kdebase.
20 3. Unmerge all previous revisions/versions that aren't multi-qt/multi-kde
21 compatible. Compatible versions are:
22 x11-libs/qt-x11: 2.3.1-r2, 2.3.2
23 kde-base/kdelibs: 2.2.1-r2
25 ---
27 Known issue: kdm doesn't display icons (the ones with the users' heads, black
28 on white). It may be fixable but I doubt it. It isn't important enough IMO
29 anyway.
31 ---
33 Developers and ebuild writers: if you want to write inheriting ebuilds for
34 kde/qt apps, read /usr/portage/eclass/doc/* very carefully and take a good
35 long look at existing ebuilds and eclasses. Make sure you understand the
36 changes in v4, see news.txt.
38 --
40 Dan Armak
41 Gentoo Linux Developer, Desktop Team
42 Matan, Israel