Category Archives: Debian

What’s going on in Debian Qt world?

Qt 4.7.0 beta 2 and Qt Creator 2.0.0 have been released upstream. There’s some
noticeable changes in our Qt packages compared to Qt 4.6.x series:
- legacy Qt Assistant (ADP) is removed
- new Qt declarative module is introduced
- Qt Multimedia and Qt Webkit aren’t being built anymore
In case your package depends on the deprecated […]

Qt 4.6.0 beta 1 packages available on Debian experimental

Everything is in the title I have uploaded Qt 4.6.0 beta 1 packages to Debian experimental. Amd64 and i386 packages are built (unfortunately, alpha and s390 architectures failed to build).If you wonder if KDE 4.3.2 is working with these packages, the short answer is yes.

if you wonder where you can find Debian packages for QtCreator (and more)

Since 2 months (7 weeks exactly), QtCreator is stuck in NEW queue … Until NEW queue is fixed, you can find the packages on Alioth:  http://alioth.debian.org/~fabo/ Bonus: kdevplatform is also waiting in NEW since ages, so … on Alioth. Sorry dear users to provides packages this way. Note on architectures : only amd64 and i386.

KDE 3.5.9 in Lenny

Ana started to spread the world with current discussions about which KDE in Lenny.
Let’s relay on Debian/KDE universe: you can follow the discussion here and participate if you care about Debian STABLE and KDE.
It is a hard decision and I gave my opinion. I think it is a good compromise between stability and bleeding edge […]

reply to KDE 4.1 experience

I don’t know if Peter tries KDE 4.1 beta1 (4.0.80) but I tend to disagree with some comments.

 you can’t configure size and appearance of the panel. This is a long-standing problem, but I thought it was fixed.

False. See the plasma icon on panel ? click on it and you’ll have what you want:

 In general, there […]

a look at KDE 4 and Debian

So far, if you want to use KDE 4 under Debian, you need to install them from experimental. Under the ground, we prepared up-to-date packages from trunk (soon uploaded) and I took a snapshot of my current desktop:

We didn’t know yet if Lenny will be shipped with KDE 4 but we hope it will be […]

Qt 4.4.0 rc1 reached Debian Sid

Qt 4.4.0 rc1 was uploaded yesterday to unstable. It was previously available in experimental.
A rework of the packages was done :

Each Qt module has his own packages
Webkit and XmlPatterns are shipped
All sql drivers are provided as plugins
Examples and demos are shipped built (previously shipped as compressed sources)
Doxygen tagfile is generated/shipped

Qt4 is built on alpha, amd64, […]

CDBS and .install files or RTFM

Ian, you could have saved time by reading CDBS Documentation.
Another useful variable is DEB_DH_INSTALL_ARGS.
DEB_DH_INSTALL_ARGS := –sourcedir=debian/tmp
While I’m at some CDBS documentation sharing, to pass LDFLAGS using CDBS way:
DEB_CONFIGURE_SCRIPT_ENV += LDFLAGS=”-Wl, –no-undefined -Wl,–as-needed”
You can look at the online CDBS gallery website.

Nokia to acquire Trolltech !!!

Wow, probably the news of the day for me.
It’s done and not a joke:
http://trolltech.com/28012008/28012008
What’s next now ?
When you know Nokia and their consumer electronic product like the N810 uses maemo and mobile phones use Symbian,
do they want to switch to Qtopia
How KDE will be affected ? Everybody know the relations between Trolltech and […]

Qt4.4.0 packaging progress

Trolltech has released Qt4.4.0 technical preview (tp1).
This release introduces new features like phonon (multimedia framework) with the gstreamer plugin, webkit (web browser engine), xmlpatterns (XQuery and XPath engine), help system with QtClucene (Qt wrapper around clucene), etc … and some enhancements to current modules. It comes with new demos (browser using webkit, mediaplayer […]