11 February 2010

Arch KDE SC 4.4 Upgrade For KDevelop Users

Further to other fun and games with the Arch KDE SC 4.4 upgrade I hit upon a problem tonight with a virtual box I use that has the following repository in the /etc/pacman.conf file :

Server =

This is the repository that I use at present for KDevelop4. It seems there was a clash with certain files.

In order to get KDE SC 4.4 to upgrade I found I had to resort to pacman -Syuf which got it working.

10 February 2010

Arch Upgrade To KDE SC 4.4

So the hero's over at the Arch website had already flagged the fact that the upgrade to KDE SC 4.4 was not going to be a simple pacman -Syu. In fact I found I had to jump through a couple more hopes than those listed in their post (above) and so thought I would share how I got to -Syu to KDE SC 4.4.

The following commands should be run as root (or sudo if you have it installed):

$ pacman -Sy --asdeps qt
$ pacman -Su
$ pacman -Sy kdepim-runtime
$ pacman -Sy kdepimlibs
$ pacman -Syu

That got my upgrade underway. Hopefully this might help others. If you are still stuck let me know the errors you are experiencing and I will try and provide some help.

KDE 4.4 Is Released!

KDE Software Compilation 4.4 has been released.

Codenamed "Caikaku" you can read the official release notification here.

There is also a Visual Guide. which covers this software compilation further.

Not only another great release by everyone involved in the KDE community but also a shiny new web site just in time for release of 4.4 which looks great.

For further info you can check out the following KDE related places on the internet :

Update/Install and enjoy.

1 February 2010

Google Drops Old Browsers

This is a link to a post from Google announcing that they are dropping support for older browsers.

This is a very bold but brilliant move which hopefully will cause other leading web sites/applications to follow.