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June 15th, 2018: KDE Frameworks 5.47 Landed

Less than a week after their official release, the latest monthly version of KDE Frameworks is available in the official FreeBSD ports tree.

June 10th, 2018: KDE Applications Updated

The latest update to KDE Applications -- a wide range of productivity, home, office and entertainment applications -- has been committed to the official FreeBSD ports tree. Look for KDE Applications 18.04.2 updates to be available from packages as well in a few days time.

May 3rd, 2018: Welcome Modern KDE to FreeBSD

The long-, long-awaited up-to-date KDE Plasma Desktop and all of the KDE Applications have landed in the official ports tree. The x11/kde5 metaport installs KDE Frameworks, KDE Plasma Desktop, and KDE Applications (all of those are metaports as well, do take a look at the configuration options to get the applications you want).

August 18th, 2017: QtWebEngine Landed

The long-awaited QtWebEngine -- the Qt port of the Blink engine that also powers the Chromium browser -- has landed in the official ports tree. This completes the portfolio of Qt5 modules on FreeBSD, and paves the way for browser- and application updates that depend on a reasonably-modern web-rendering engine.

June 18th, 2017: Calligra, Krita updated to 3.0, KF5

The first applications built on KDE Frameworks 5 are beginning to arrive on FreeBSD. The Calligra suite of office and productivity applications and Krita, the painting application, have been updated to their respective 3.0 releases.

Users may want to uninstall calligra and kdiagram before building the newer version.

June 11th, 2017: KDE Frameworks 5.35 in Area51

The latest release of KDE Frameworks 5.35 has been added to the plasma5/ branch of the Area51 repository. Users of the experimental ports repository can upate and rebuild KDE Frameworks as usual.

June 8th, 2017: New Area51

The repository used by the KDE-FreeBSD team for preparing KDE (related) ports has migrated to GitHub, alongside the XOrg@ and gnome@ ports trees. The first updates from that repository have been integrated into the main ports tree, with CMake 3.8.2 and fixes for Qt4 on ARM leading the way.

May 31st, 2017: Various Migrations

Two parts of the KDE/FreeBSD initiative have migrated to other homes this week. The website has largely moved to the KDE Community Wiki. This will make it easier to keep the website up-to-date and for incidental contributions by users. The source repository for the unoffical KDE ports -- which is where they are developed before being added to the main FreeBSD ports tree -- is now in github, alongside similar ports trees from xorg@ and gnome@. This simplifies the workflow of contributing updates to the KDE ports in the tree and unifies that workflow with the official ports tree.

May 20th, 2017: KDE Frameworks 5.34 landed

The official ports for KDE Frameworks 5 have been updated to the latest release. Users of KDE Frameworks ports can update as usual.

May 10th, 2017: KDE CVE-2017-8422

The KDE ports affected by CVE-2017-8422, x11/kdelibs4 and devel/kf5-kauth, have been updated with the fix for the identity-spoofing bug. Users are advised to update the affected ports.

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