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== Using a LiveCD ==
 
 
You can get an ISO for a LiveCD here: http://susestudio.com/a/tAWYe6/kde-plasma-daily
 
 
== Installing 4.9 beta 1 with your distribution packages ==
 
 
===Slackware===
 
 
The packages will be obtainable at http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/
 
The instructions for usage will be posted on http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/
 
 
===Arch Linux===
 
 
There is a dedicated [kde-unstable] repository. This repo only contains KDE/Calligra beta and RC releases (with their unstable deps); when the stable version is out, the packages are moved to the [extra] repository.
 
 
Installation steps are at:
 
 
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDE#Official_kde-unstable
 
 
In case you want to test Pairs alone, you can use the package from aur 'pairs-git': http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=56310
 
 
===Gentoo===
 
 
Provides scm versions (ebuilds) for master/trunk & stable branch, betas and rc's in an extra repository (overlay). Detailed install instructions can be found here:
 
 
http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/kde/kde4-guide.xml
 
 
===Fedora===
 
 
There is an unofficial kde-unstable/kde-testing and a kde-stable repo maintained by Rex Dieter - the place where the newest bits come for already released stuff. But Fedora Rawhide is always the first place for all builds.
 
 
===OpenSuse===
 
See http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Unstable:/SC/openSUSE_12.1/
 
 
===Kubuntu===
 
 
'''Packages for Kubuntu Utopic''' For Utopic (14.10) releases of KDE Frameworks 5 and Plasma 5 are being packaged in the [https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-ppa/+archive/next/+packages next PPA].  These will replace your Plasma 4 install.
 
 
<syntaxhighlight lang="bash">
 
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/next
 
sudo apt update
 
sudo apt install kubuntu-plasma5-desktop
 
sudo apt full-upgrade
 
sudo reboot  [save any work first; sorry no elegant way to reboot]
 
</syntaxhighlight>
 
 
 
For '''daily builds''', install ppa:kubuntu-ci/unstable as above.
 
 
'''Live Images of Utopic''' [http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-plasma5/ Kubuntu Plasma 5] images are a development build of what will become the default desktop for Kubuntu next year.
 
 
'''Live Image of Kubuntu Utopic with Packages from Git''' The [http://files.kde.org/snapshots/unstable-i386-latest.iso.mirrorlist Weekly Live Image], updated every Friday with latest source from Git to run a full system from a USB disk.  Based on Kubuntu 14.10.
 
 
== Compiling the sources ==
 
 
===Compiling a single application against your KDE 4.8 installation===
 
 
You need the Qt (>= 4.7) and kdelibs (4.8) development packages. Then follow:<br /> http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Building_An_Existing_Application
 
 
===Using build-tool===
 
 
Build-tool is a ruby program which will build the 4.9 beta 1 packages. It also has some neat features like progress bars and eta for compile time. It can also automatically generate a ~/.xsessionrc which can be used by KDM when you select to boot into a "Custom" session type. That will enable you to easily get into a KDE session which was built from source, without even having to modify any of your scripts like ~/.bashrc, ~/.zshrc, etc.
 
 
Install ruby 1.9 and rubygems through your package manager. Run 'sudo gem install build-tool'. Now that build-tool is installed, we need to install the KDE recipes to have it build KDE from source. Run 'build-tool recipe add git://gitorious.org/build-tool/kde-trunk-recipe.git kde' to add the KDE recipe to the program. Then 'build-tool recipes install kde'. From there, you can run 'kde-build help' to see the commands available for the KDE recipe, as well as compile and update the git repositories.
 
For more detailed information, visit:http://michael-jansen.biz/build-tool/quick-start.html
 
 
Ask annma on IRC #kde-quality and/or mjansen on #kde-devel (freenode) for help
 

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