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Dec 27th, 2016: KDE Plasma 5.8.5 in area51

The KDE-FreeBSD team has updated the unofficial ports tree, area51, with the latest release of KDE Plasma, 5.8.5. This version is available from the unofficial ports tree for KDE-FreeBSD, area51, in the plasma5/ branch.

Dec 19th, 2016: KDE Frameworks 5.29.0 landed

The KDE-FreeBSD team is proud to introduce the KDE Frameworks ports into the official FreeBSD ports tree. The KDE Frameworks are 70 libraries that build on top of Qt5 and provide lightweight, modular support for all kinds of functionality for Qt5 applications. The KDE Frameworks also serve as the platform on which KDE Plasma 5 and KDE Applications are built.

This release includes all of the KDE Frameworks except for kf5-wayland (because it requires Wayland, which isn't in the ports tree yet) and kf5-bluez (because it doesn't make sence on FreeBSD's Bluetooth stack).

Oct 28th, 2016: Qt 5.6.2 landed

The KDE-FreeBSD team is happy to announce that the latest Qt LTS (Long-Term Support) version, Qt 5.6.2, has been committed to the official FreeBSD ports tree. This marks the next step towards importing KDE Frameworks 5 into the official tree. Users of Qt5 ports can update as usual.

Oct 8th, 2016: KDE Frameworks 5.27.0 in area51

The latest KDE Frameworks release -- this month is 5.27 -- is available in the unofficial KDE-FreeBSD ports repository, area51. Users of the plasma5/ branch in that repository can update as usual. or from the bleeding-edge packages provided by the KDE-FreeBSD team.

Oct 5th, 2016: KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS in area51

The KDE community has published an LTS (long term support) release of KDE Plasma 5.8. This version is available from the unofficial ports tree for KDE-FreeBSD, area51.

Sep 9th, 2016: More updates in area51

The unofficial ports tree for KDE-FreeBSD, area51, continues to keep pace with upstream KDE releases. This week, it has been updated with Plasma 5.7.4 and KDE Applications 16.08.1. Users of the plasma5 branch of the area51 repository can update normally.

Aug 19th, 2016: KDE Applications 16.08.0 in area51

The unofficial ports tree for KDE-FreeBSD, area51, has been updated with the newest release of KDE Frameworks, version 5.25, and with the latest release of KDE Applications, 16.08.0. Users of the plasma5 branch of the area51 repository can update normally.

Aug 7th, 2016: KDE Plasma 5.7.3 in area51

The unofficial ports tree for KDE-FreeBSD, area51, has been updated with the newest releases of KDE Plasma, version 5.7.3. Users of the plasma5 branch of the area51 repository can update normally.

Jul 12th, 2016: KDE Frameworks, Plasma, Applications updated in area51

The unofficial ports for KDE-FreeBSD, area51, have been updated with the newest releases from the KDE community: KDE Frameworks 5.24.0, KDE Plasma 5.7.1, and KDE Applications 16.04.3. All of these ports live in the plasma5 branch of the area51 repository.

Jul 6th, 2016: New Committer

Tobias Berner, long-time KDE-FreeBSD contributor, has been accepted as a FreeBSD ports-committer. This means that the team of people actively working on not just area51 ports, but also the official ports, has expanded by one. This is expected to improve the speed at which unofficial ports get turned into official ports.

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