[arch-announce] KDE 4.3: packaged and split

Recent News Updates announce at archlinux.org
Tue Sep 1 19:01:08 UTC 2009

Pierre Schmitz wrote:  
The new major release of KDE does not only include exciting upstream improvements and new features but also introduces a new set of packages that makes it possible to only install those applications you like. All important changes in short: * split packages; for more Information see http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDE_Packages and http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Splitting_KDE * Qt uses the Gstreamer backend for Phonon by default. Other backends like phonon-xine can be installed optionally. * Meta packages ensure a smooth upgrade and emulate the old monolith packages for those who prefer them. Important hints for upgraders: * Check if your mirror is up to date. * pacman will ask you to replace all kde packages with kde-meta packages. * Don't force an update. 'If pacman complains about conflicts please file a bug report. * You can remove the meta packages and the sub packages you don't need after the update. * If you don't like split packages just keep using the kde-meta packages. Information about upstream changes will be available at http://kde.org/announcements/4.3/

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