KDE/FreeBSD initiative • Initiative

Welcome to the KDE/FreeBSD initiative

This is the website for using, installing and building KDE® software on the FreeBSD® operating system. You can find documentation for applications that behave differently on FreeBSD than on Linux®. The installation and compilation instructions are specialized for FreeBSD administrators.

The KDE® community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and frameworks for building new applications.

FreeBSD® is an advanced operating system for modern server, desktop, and embedded computer platforms. FreeBSD's code base has undergone over thirty years of continuous development, improvement, and optimization. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

The KDE/FreeBSD team hopes this site will be a valuable resource for all who are interested in maintaining the high level of compatibility between FreeBSD and KDE Software (KDE4, Frameworks 5, Plasma and Applications) that has been seen to date. The goal is to facilitate the discussion of patches, finding bugs, suggesting features and hopefully becoming a valuable member of both the KDE and FreeBSD communities.

Getting Plasma 5

The latest releases of KDE Software -- in particular KDE Plasma 5 Desktop -- are not yet available in FreeBSD ports. However, the unofficial ports tree, area51, does have ports for KDE Frameworks 5, KDE Plasma 5, and KDE Applications. There are also unofficial packages available (see the area51 documentation for details).

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Latest news

Date Headline
18th August 2017 QtWebEngine Landed
18th June 2017 Calligra, Krita updated to 3.0, KF5
11th June 2017 KDE Frameworks 5.35 in Area51
8th June 2017 New Area51
31st May 2017 Various Migrations
20th May 2017 KDE Frameworks 5.34 landed
10th May 2017 KDE CVE-2017-8422
3rd April 2017 Oxygen icons converging

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