Monday, July 13, 2009

Jumping into Branch 5

At this point of writing it feels like the branch is fairly in shape enough. I've added KDE 4.3 RC2 from kde-testing overlay to work towards the final KDE 4.3 release.

As we speak a migration tool is being written to handle certain things that must be done after you hop into branch 5. If you are a little dare devil and want to jump into branch 5 ( equo hop 5 ) you need to keep in mind these steps.

  • Do I realise that I'm about to download 800 - 1000 packages and I have enough free disc space to survive that operation.
  • It's important, since its a binary tree, that you complete equo upgrade (or what we used to call equo world)
  • I'm not sure when the migration tools will be implemented but since we jumped to Python 2.6 you need to check eselect python list and see if its set to this.
  • You will most likely need to equo install gcc and run gcc-config and set it to the latest gcc version
  • You need to run binutils-config to manauly select a profile.
  • The lowest kernel is a 2.26.30 you need to check with eselect kernel if its set to it and maybe manualy add the entry in /boot/grub/grub.conf
  • Right now there is no new artwork available in branch 5 so it will kinda look the same.
If none of above stop you from trying the new branch, well its there for you.

4 comments:

Vitovt said...

Great job todo!
What about kde3.5 support in new 5x branch?

Joost Ruis said...

I don't think we will see KDE 3.5 back.

mrtabac said...

more than 100o packages in my installation, but after i regulated python, nvidia, setting the kernel, GCC, gtk+ etc...
and cautionsly update the config files
Branch 5 working.!
Congratulations, Good working!
assig.
Alberto, Brazil

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