Call for testing: Qt 5.9

Marco Parillo maparillo at
Tue Jul 18 21:03:56 UTC 2017

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I added the PPA to my AA VM, but Discover must have been holding a lock, so
I could not upgrade using the konsole.
Instead, I used Discover, which reported 100 updates and it warned me:
The following packages will be removed by the update:
qtvirtualkeyboard-plugin (5.7.1+dfsg-1).
After a re-boot, I sign in through SDDM, and I get a black screen with a
KWin is unstable. It seems to have crashed several times in a row.
You can select another window manager to run:
I click OK, but a get a black screen with an oxygen cursor.

On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 4:33 PM, Dmitry Shachnev <mitya57 at> wrote:

> Dear Kubuntuers,
> As you may already know, I am preparing the Qt 5.9 transition in a PPA [1].
> Now it got to the point when we are mostly ready for publishing it into
> the main Ubuntu archive, but I would like to gather some feedback first
> and make sure everything works fine with that version.
> If you are running Artful and have some time for testing it, please add the
> PPA, test the desktop and your favourite Qt/KDE applications, and report
> any regressions to me.
>   $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ci-train-ppa-service/2819
>   $ sudo apt update
>   $ sudo apt full-upgrade
> I would like to land it to archive this week, but it is currently blocked
> by Ubuntu Touch packages removal, so I am not yet sure about the exact
> dates.
> [1]:
> ubuntu/2819/+packages
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