Warning to KDE users…

August 19, 2006

I have p.masked dbus .91/.92 in Portage.  So what does that mean?  For Gnomies, nothing, just another version, but for KDE users, your desktop… well, if you unmask it, I am not cleaning up after you 🙂  Seriously, the qt3 bindings are a backport and well, they have changed quite a bit, and as far as I can tell are as unmaintained as the qt3 bindings that were in CVS and upstream doesn’t support them.  Sorry.  Seriously, I am, I really wish it wasn’t this way, because it holds up Gnome waiting for someone to pick up the slack of KDE.  So, if you use any apps that use qt3 D-Bus bindings, please, check your package.unmask file and make sure you aren’t unmasking dbus.  It will save you a lot of trouble.  Now, if you are one of those qt4 people (why I wouldn’t know, but apparently there are people who dig KDE… 😉 )  you can now compile qt4’s dbus bindings because they *should* compile against dbus .91/.92.  I am working on an upgrade guide, but I am also attempting to move the Gentopia stuff from gentooexperimental.org over to overlays.gentoo.org, so it isn’t a priority – at least, not yet.

That is all.