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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 releases (and their unstable deps); when the stable version is out, the packages are removed.

Installation steps are at:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/KDE#Official_kde-unstable and

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:KDE#Users

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.

Kubuntu

Using Project Neon

Project neon will install the latest version of KDE *alongside* your current installation. This has the advantage that your main system is not upgraded, but does require a significant more amount of disk space.

Note that project neon runs with a different KDE config directory so your settings will not be transferred, this means original settings will not be affected.

Installation

First add the project neon repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:neon/ppa

Then upgrade apts list of packages

sudo apt-get update

Finally install project neon:

sudo apt-get install project-neon-all
Running

When at your login screen, click the blue arrow to select your Session, here select "Project Neon". To revert back to your original stable KDE setup, select "KDE Plasma Workspace" at the login screen.

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:
http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Building_An_Existing_Application


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