Project Neon pre-alpha out now!

Michal Zajac michal.zajac at
Sun Jan 23 20:14:46 UTC 2011

We accept beer and cookies as tokens of gratitude. Have fun using Project
Neon! :)

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 7:37 PM, Rohan Garg <rohangarg at> wrote:

> Hi!
> Project Neon needs little or no introduction for those who have used it in
> the past.For those who haven't heard of it, it provides Nightly builds of
> KDE. Some time ago, the project was abandoned because of maintenance issues,
> and now its back with a bang.Sort of, read on to find out ;) .
> For the past 5-6 months we have been trying to ressurect Project Neon [0],
> and we have been partially successful, for most part the base packages which
> are required to run KDE are in the PPA, more info on what packages are
> available are here [1]. Most of these packages have been compiled with all
> build dependencies satisfied with the exception of KDE Bindings which is
> still being packaged.Even the Qt packages have been taken from the kde-qt
> branch.
> Note that Neon is currently in a pre-alpha condition and might not work for
> you at a particular time, this might be due to issues in KDE itself or our
> packaging.If you find a packaging issue, please report it on launchpad
> against the Neon PPA ( using the ubuntu-bug tool ) and any KDE bugs go into
> the KDE Bug tracker.
> Some of the current issues we face [2]. You can also expect Project Neon to
> be completely broken during KDE's move to git, please give us some time to
> fix our imports after the migration is over.
> I'd like to warn you again that these are pre-alpha builds and should be
> installed only by the adventurous and brave hearted.The packages are
> installed in /opt/project-neon leaving your main system unharmed, and also
> gives you the flexibility to remove them without fear of removing any stable
> KDE packages.
> Install instructions : Step 1) Add the Project Neon PPA with : sudo
> add-apt-repository ppa:/neon/ppa
>                              Step 2) sudo apt-get update
>                              Step 3) sudo apt-get install project-neon-all
> [ to install the complete KDE SC release, except for bindings which are
> being worked upon at the moment ] OR sudo apt-get install
>                              project-neon-base ( should be available in a
> few hours )
>                              Step 4) Logout of Stable KDE > Choose Project
> Neon in KDM > Login with your username and password. All your Project Neon
> settings are stored in a seprate folder away from
>                                          your stable KDE ~/.kde folder
> Have fun testing these pre-alpha builds!
> [0]
> [1]
> [2]
> Regards
> Rohan Garg
> Regards
> Rohan Garg
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