Subject: Re: Changes to the NetBSD Packages Collection in August 2000
To: Nick Hudson <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/14/2000 01:18:12

On Wed, 13 Sep 2000 21:41:21 +0100, Nick Hudson wrote:

>  "Ryan M. Hurst" wrote:
>  > 
>  > Hello, I was wondering if we are considering adding KDE 2.0 to the
>  > distribution for 1.5. I think that it is supposed to ship any time now,
>  > it offers a bunch of new stuff. Are we looking into this?
>  I've played with beta of KDE 2.0, but got distracted by getting a
>  libtool with multi-language support working properly with NetBSD (I'm
>  getting very very close now). In the mean time I've got a qt2 package
>  ready.
>  THe thing is though I think this will all be post freeze unless I'm
>  given the go ahead.

As Nick mentions, we're currently subjecting pkgsrc to a freeze in
the runup to the 1.5 tag and release. This means that no new
functionality will be added without a stonking good reason, especially
where it affects a number of other packages, as is the case with kde2.

Having said that, most people I've talked to seem to keep fairly
up-to-date with pkgsrc, even machines running NetBSD Release Branch
software, so expect to see some interesting commits when the tag
is made and the freeze is lifted.

The only other question is: why do you want a kde2 package? Is the
enlightenment package broken? :-) :-) :-)


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