On 19 September 2016 at 00:54, Adriaan de Groot <gr...@kde.org> wrote:

> On Monday 19 September 2016 08:45:39 Graham Menhennitt wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm new to this and would like to test some KF5 stuff. I'm running
> > FreeBSD stable-11 on AMD64. Could somebody please tell me how to get
> > started.
> >
> > I know that I have to get the SVN repo from area51. But what's the next
> > step? Do I copy that over the top of a standard ports repo? Or do I have
> > to merge things somehow? And then what - "cd /usr/ports/x11/kde; make"?
>  - Get area51. Get the plasma5/ branch, because it's where the current
> state-
> of-the-art lives.
>  - (optional) get a separate ports checkout somewhere
>  - in the plasma5/ checkout, run
>         $ sh Tools/scripts/kdemerge -a /path/to/ports
>    This will merge all the KDE area51 ports into that ports tree (which is
> why
> you might want to use a separate ports checkout, so it's easy to undo).
>  - For the biggest effect, build x11/kde5
>  - It might be good to switch off your display manager (if you have one
> already
> on your FreeBSD system) and using startx for a bit. You probably just need
> exec /usr/local/bin/startkde in .xinitrc (note that the plasma5 branch
> shuffles
> some KDE4 ports around, and what used to be startkde becomes startkde4).
There are also packages provided by swills@ which might be the fastest way
give it a go:
There is a script to add the repo here [if I picked the right one]:
or you can of course also manually add/modify a repo.conf.

> > Is there a list of what I can expect to work and what won't?
> I think tcb uses plasma5 on FreeBSD as his primary desktop, so "most"
> things
> apparently work. I've got to admit to sticking with KDE4 desktop, mostly
> out
> of inertia.
Indeed I do :) -- things mostly seem to work.

> [ade]

mfg Tobias

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