getting started

Aaron Reichman reldruh at
Sun Mar 14 02:22:08 GMT 2010


If you're interested I've been building from svn for about a year now and
wouldn't mind helping you get a similar setup. It's not hard to set it up to
use a different KDE version with different user accounts. The tutorials on are really good and easy to follow.

Let me know if you're interested,

On Mar 13, 2010 3:36 PM, "Yiannis Belias" <jonnyb at> wrote:

Hello Yuval!

Yuval Levy wrote

> I am looking for a jump start: how do I set my machine up to hack on >
Kubuntu? I've searched the...
I've been at the same place as you are for a while, but I had not that much
time to make some real progress, read below.

> First, starting from a plain vanilla Kubuntu install, I would like to get
> the source packages ...
This is not too hard. I've documented my first try at this here:

> Then I would like to try to make minor changes, rebuild and install. The >
minor change I am thi...
I would not bother with patches against the source from the repo packages.
It is probably not going to be useful to upstream KDE. (Of course, please
correct me
if I'm wrong!)

> Later, I would like to have multiple concurrent versions of KDE on Kubuntu
> - a stable version ...
I would advise you to start with the 4.4 branch - not trunk - for starters.
It is much easier to build, because the build dependencies are already in
default repos for lucid, or in backports for karmic. The standard way of
doing this
is by using kdesvn-build.
 You can find an attempt I made to document this procedure here(but for
trunk, not 4.4):
Mind you that the above is probably not current anymore, and building 4.4 is
straightforward on lucid.

> Did I miss something? > > If there is already documentation available,
please point me to the > ...
That is exactly my intention, too. Sadly I didn't have the time yet. Maybe
we can work
together. I can send you my kdesvn-buildrc file to build the KDE 4.4 branch
if you want.

> Thank you in advance! > Yuv
Hope that helped a little bit :)


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