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30min: Qt/KDE on BSD Operating Systems

Current status and strategy for BSD operating system support for KDE/Qt


The talk gives an overview of the current status of FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD support and focuses on the work the porting developers do and how packaging/porting practices can be improved to increase the delivery speed of releases into the BSD family's ports system.

BSD Operating Systems are currently not main targets of Qt and KDE though ports are provided by ports maintainers of the main projects (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD). The talk covers porting work on the example of the KDE/FreeBSD initiative ( and focuses mainly on questions of improving operating system support for BSD systems, pre-release packaging and testing and avoiding any after-release patching. Shorter release cycles of "upstream" code also require a change of the workflow on the side of packagers to interact with developers to get into the release cycle for providing functional ports at the time of release.


Day: 2016-09-03
Start time: 15:30
Duration: 00:30
Track: Platforms and Integration



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