Project Neon 2011-08 summary

Desktop Summit passed pretty fast, the rest of August even faster and so we have here the August summary of the KDE trunk daily builds for Kubuntu a.k.a Project Neon. This month turned out to be rather busy and resulted in finally working amarok builds beside other things 😀
Those that don’t know yet what Project Neon is should read Michal’s introductory post.
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Updates for Users:

  • Qtscriptgenerator was fixed, so about a year after starting to resurrect this project we finally have builds for Amarok in Project Neon, hurray 😀
  • The neonkwin wrapper for kwin that wasn’t used for quite a while was completely removed.
  • Daily builds for prison were added so QRCode support in kde works again
  • neon-env now runs kbuildsycoca4 when initializing the environment. This fixes some of the issues people had when running a neon application from the stable KDE session after installing it due to the cache being out of date.
  • kdeutils and kdeaccessibility were removed from the build list now that they moved to git, but the new packages aren’t completely done yet.

 

Team stuff:

  • split kdeutils and kdeaccessibility packages are on the TODO list.
  • Thanks to jelmer we should be able to import non-master git branches on launchpad soon

 

If you have questions or just want to tell us how you are using Project Neon feel free to leave us a note on IRC in #project-neon@irc.freenode.net

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Project Neon 2011-07 summary

And another month passed, so here’s the July summary of the KDE trunk daily builds for Kubuntu a.k.a Project Neon. There aren’t many updates this month because the team was busy with 4.7 packaging for Kubuntu.
Those that don’t know yet what Project Neon is should read Michal’s introductory post.
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Updates for Users:

  • Kalzium now builds the Molecular Editor again. Why the titrition calculator doesn’t work will be investigated soon.
  • A snapshot of the Networkmanagement nm09 branch was uploaded so the network management applet works again in oneiric.

 

Team stuff:

  • The kdesupport svn import finally works so we don’t need the workaround provided by maxb anymore. Thanks again to him for helping us out.
  • Bluedevil got put on the packaging TODO list.

 

If you have questions or just want to tell us how you are using Project Neon feel free to leave us a note on IRC in #project-neon@irc.freenode.net

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Project Neon 2011-06 summary

With a 2 day delay since I was busy with the KDE 4.7 packaging for Kubuntu, here’s the June summary of the KDE trunk daily builds for Kubuntu a.k.a Project Neon. This is also my first post to the KDE Planet, so hello folks!
Those that don’t know yet what Project Neon is should read Michal’s introductory post.
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Updates for Users:

  • We suspended the builds for maverick now that natty has been out for a while, so remember to upgrade if you haven’t done that yet. At the same time we enabled the oneiric builds, which should work fine except for networkmanager whose master branch can’t work with Network Manager 0.9 yet.
  • Rohan Garg finished project-neon-calligra which you can now find in our PPA.
  • I fixed a bug in the neonbuild script where –upgrade would remove the PPA entry from the sources.list requiring you to re-create the base.tgz.
  • I uploaded modified assuan packages so project-neon-kdepim is now installable in both natty and oneiric. (Was necessary due to a bug in Launchpad’s dependency resolver)
  • project-neon-phonon currently builds without qzeitgeist support since it’s causing a build failure in oneiric.
  • I did some work on project-neon-qtscriptgenerator in an attempt to finally get amarok builds, but it’s still not done due to a build failure I can’t quite track down.
  • kcheckpass and kppp got SUID bits set. With this you can actually login again after you locked your session and use a dialup connection.
  • kdegraphics was removed from the PPA and replaced project-neon-okular was added. The last package missing from kdegraphics is mobipocket which is on the TODO list.
  • Permission issues with the akonadi apparmor profile where fixed which made akonadi unable to access the mysqld database.

 

Team stuff:

  • Most of the build makefile was moved to pkg-project-neon.mk in pkg-project-neon-tools to make updating the build environment easier. Refer to rules in the dummy-ubuntu branch for the new syntax.
  • I added a fetch_buildlogs.py script in lp:project-neon/tools to make it easier to get to the package build logs from the PPA.
  • I added an –update option to branch_checkout.py so you can update existing branches while fetching new ones and fixed some minor glitches.
  • The CIA bzr hook now shows the full branch link for bound branches instead of just the branch nick.

 

If you have questions or just want to tell us how you are using Project Neon feel free to leave us a note on IRC in #project-neon@irc.freenode.net

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