Debian KDE Status for Bullseye
A long journey has come to nice finish. 9 month ago I switched to KDE/Plasma, and started to package newer versions of it than available in Debian. Since then I have packaged every single version of Plasma, the KDE frameworks, and KDE Apps and made them available for Debian/unstable and Debian/testing via the OBS build server.
Today, finally, I have uploaded Frameworks 5.77 and Plasma 5.20.4 to unstable, the end of a long story. Despite some initial disagreements with the Debian Qt/KDE Team, we found a modus vivendi, and since some months now I am member of the team and working together with the rest to get an uptodate KDE/Plasma system into Debian/bullseye. Thanks to everyone involved!
The last weeks we have also worked on updating many of the KDE/Apps packages to the latest release 20.12.0, which means that as of now, Debian/unstable contains the most recent versions of KDE Frameworks, KDE Plasma, and of most KDE Apps.
Thanks goes to all the team members, in particular to (in alphabetic order) Aurélien, Patrick, Pino, Sandro, and Scarlett for their work, and to all the testers and bug reporters.
The current status is also more or less what we plan to get into Debian/Bullseye. An update to Frameworks 5.78 and Plasma 5.20.5 is still possible, but not decided by now.
Concerning my OBS packages: they are mostly superseeded by now, and all but the KDE Apps package can be removed from the apt sources. The only remaining archive of interest is
deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/npreining:/debian-kde:/apps2012/Debian_Unstable/ ./
and the same with
Testing instead of
Unstable for Debian/testing.
For those adventurous, there is also the
digikam-beta repository …
That’s it. Have a nice Christmas, if you celebrate it, and a good start into a hopefully better 2021!