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* Choose version
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* Choose method of build
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* Troubleshoot
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* Use and Test / switch between versions for use
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* contribute your development back to the system
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==Getting the Source==
 
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* [[Getting_Started/Sources/Anonymous SVN|Anonymous SVN Quickstart Guide]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Sources/Anonymous SVN|Anonymous SVN Quickstart Guide]]
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* [[Getting_Started/Sources/Snapshots|Daily Snapshots]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Sources/Snapshots|Daily Snapshots]]
 
* [http://websvn.kde.org/ Browse code online], or [http://lxr.kde.org/search search the code]
 
* [http://websvn.kde.org/ Browse code online], or [http://lxr.kde.org/search search the code]
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==Choose Version and Build Method==
 
[[Image:Action_tool.svg|right|32px]]
 
[[Image:Action_tool.svg|right|32px]]
There are different KDE branches. For production use, we recommend using a stable version of KDE.
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There are different KDE branches with different [[build requirements]].  
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For production use, we recommend using a stable version of KDE. You will probably want the latest stable version for which you have the prerequisites.
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The TRUNK is the main branch where new features (and prerequisites) are added.
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The steps to build most branches are very similar. You can configure [[Getting_Started/Build/kdesrc-build|kdesrc-build] to build most versions.
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[[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/Troubleshooting|Troubleshooting]] information is similar between branches as well.
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Also consider Project Neon, where you may be able to download recent-enough Trunk Kubuntu packages and build enviornment.
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=== Manual Steps ===
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4|KDE 4 (Development version, TRUNK)]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4|KDE 4 (Development version, TRUNK)]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4.x|KDE 4.x (Stable version or 4.x SVN BRANCH)]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4.x|KDE 4.x (Stable version or 4.x SVN BRANCH)]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4.4 Upgrade|Upgrade KDE-4.4.x release version or KDE-4.4 SVN BRANCH)]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4.4 Upgrade|Upgrade KDE-4.4.x release version or KDE-4.4 SVN BRANCH)]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build|Other versions and FAQ]] ''Including information for building on non-linux systems''
 
* [[Getting_Started/Build|Other versions and FAQ]] ''Including information for building on non-linux systems''
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* [[Getting_Started/Build/KDE4/Troubleshooting|Troubleshooting]]
  
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==Setting up the Environment==
 
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[[Image:Action_pen.svg|right|32px]]
 
After KDE has been built, you'll want a good way to launch apps and perform your regular development tasks:
 
After KDE has been built, you'll want a good way to launch apps and perform your regular development tasks:
 
* [[Getting_Started/Increased Productivity in KDE4 with Scripts|Increased Productivity in KDE4 with Scripts]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Increased Productivity in KDE4 with Scripts|Increased Productivity in KDE4 with Scripts]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Set up KDE 4 for development|Set up KDE 4 for development]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Set up KDE 4 for development|Set up KDE 4 for development]]
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==Contribution==
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You may not need the latest bleeding-edge KDE to develop with, Much code will be similiar between versions and your patch might work, however Trunk is where major changes are introduced, and branches are mostly maintenance/bug fix.
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* [[Contribute|Contribute]]
 
* [[Contribute|Contribute]]
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* [[Contribute/Bugsquad|Bugsquad]]
 
* [[Contribute/Bugsquad|Bugsquad]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Using Project Neon to contribute to KDE|Using Project Neon to contribute to KDE]]
 
* [[Getting_Started/Using Project Neon to contribute to KDE|Using Project Neon to contribute to KDE]]
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[[Category:Build_KDE]]

Revision as of 11:22, 5 July 2010


Getting_Started


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  • Choose version
  • Choose method of build
  • Troubleshoot
  • Use and Test / switch between versions for use
  • contribute your development back to the system
Overview


Getting the Source

Action down.svg


Choose Version and Build Method

Action tool.svg

There are different KDE branches with different build requirements. For production use, we recommend using a stable version of KDE. You will probably want the latest stable version for which you have the prerequisites.

The TRUNK is the main branch where new features (and prerequisites) are added.

The steps to build most branches are very similar. You can configure [[Getting_Started/Build/kdesrc-build|kdesrc-build] to build most versions.

Troubleshooting information is similar between branches as well.

Also consider Project Neon, where you may be able to download recent-enough Trunk Kubuntu packages and build enviornment.


Manual Steps

Setting up the Environment

Action pen.svg

After KDE has been built, you'll want a good way to launch apps and perform your regular development tasks:


Contribution

You may not need the latest bleeding-edge KDE to develop with, Much code will be similiar between versions and your patch might work, however Trunk is where major changes are introduced, and branches are mostly maintenance/bug fix.

Action tool.svg

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