Hi all,

Decided to give kf5 a go on my system. I was wondering, do I have to go back to 
kdepim4? I get a message that the new akonadi needs qt5-webengine, which hasn't 
been ported yet.


On Sep 19, 2016 3:14 AM, "Tobias C. Berner" <tcber...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> Hi
> 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 to 
> give it a go:
> There is a script to add the repo here [if I picked the right one]:
> https://gist.github.com/swills/8a9a9f8a529256f134830c2a1476db0c 
> 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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