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  • KDE4 Being Dropped From FreeBSD At The End Of The Year

    Phoronix: KDE4 Being Dropped From FreeBSD At The End Of The Year

    With KDE4 not having seen an upstream release in years and the old KDE4 code beginning to break under newer C++ compilers, the KDE-FreeBSD team has announced a four-month deprecation period after which they are dropping the KDE4 ports from the operating system...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...L-FreeBSD-2018

  • #2
    I thought KDE 4 was a bloated monstrosity like Gnome 3 so I have no problem with this at all

    Though I can't help but think that the breakage of code is due to that MOC crud that Qt tends to use rather than standard C++ itself.
    After all, at work we have large C++ projects much older than KDE 4 that still compiles with zero issues.

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    • #3
      There's now x11/plasma5-plasma-desktop available in FreeBSD ports, dropping KDE4 makes sense, because most users would choose Plasma5 over KDE4. Less stuff to maintain.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by kpedersen View Post
        I thought KDE 4 was a bloated monstrosity like Gnome 3 so I have no problem with this at all

        Though I can't help but think that the breakage of code is due to that MOC crud that Qt tends to use rather than standard C++ itself.
        After all, at work we have large C++ projects much older than KDE 4 that still compiles with zero issues.
        Don't you dare speak ill of the holy, flawless Qt toolkit!!!!!!!

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        • #5
          Oops, misread that. Carry on!

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