Gentoo Archives: gentoo-announce

From: Dan Armak <danarmak@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@g.o
Cc: gentoo-user@g.o, gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] KDE 3.0 ebuilds available
Date: Thu, 04 Apr 2002 17:55:08
Hello everyone,

I am glad to announce the long-awaited KDE 3.0! KDE 3.0 ebuilds have now been 
committed and unmasked. All KDE3 apps have been unmasked as well. Enjoy!

Credit and thanks go to all the kde3pre testers, without whom all the anxious 
users would have had to wait even longer for these ebuilds :-)

Users of kde3pre ebuilds, see below. In fact you are all advised to read to 
the end.


1. KDE2 and KDE3 live side by side; select the one you want to log into from 
KDE2 apps work under KDE3, but not vice versa.
To get antialiasing in KDE2 apps under KDE3, export QT_XFT=true into the KDE2 
app's environment. Consider placing the export in your .bash_login or other 

2. Besides the kde-base/ core packages and the kde-i18n packages, many apps 
have kde3 versions whilch have now been unmasked. Included are:

3. Coming soon: koffice-20020404 - a cvs snapshot. The credit on this is 
Verwilst's. It is far better than the old kde2-based koffice-1.1.1. 
Unfortunately koffice-2.1 will only be released around August.

4. kde3pre users: As you know, the cvs kde3 ebuilds were given 3.0 versions. 
When you emerge rsync or cvs update, my final kde-3.0 ebuilds will overwrite 
the cvs ones. To get rid of all old versions, I strongly suggest you emerge 
rsync --clean.

If you have a cvs version of qt ( or emerged, I suggest you 
unmerge it and merge the portage-standard qt-3.0.3 instead for a clean slate.

After things settle down with 3.0, I'll go on maintaining a set of kde cvs 
ebuilds. No sooner than in a week or more though.

Dan Armak
Gentoo Linux developer (KDE)
Matan, Israel