"Be free" with KDE on Solaris!The KDE on Solaris team aims to port the KDE graphical environment and supporting frameworks to Solaris/OpenSolaris. The goal is to ensure KDE continues to be a first class citizen on Solaris platforms and to provide users with easy access to quality binary packages.
All packages are built with Sun's free Studio 12 compiler suite (with optimisations enabled) and have no dependencies on third party packages outside those already contained on installation media.
About Solaris / OpenSolaris
Solaris™ is a secure, highly scalable, advanced operating system environment for SPARC®, UltraSPARC®, AMD32/AMD64 and IA32 compatible architectures.
OpenSolaris is an open source operating system and community development project sponsored by Sun Microsystems that is based on a subset of source code for the Solaris 10 Operating System. OpenSolaris will be used to underpin future Solaris releases such as Solaris 11.
Platform coverageThe KDE/Solaris project aims to port KDE 4 to the following hardware architectures:
- Sun UltraSPARC (with specifications available on OpenSPARC.net);
- AMD64/IA64, AMD32/IA32.
After much well deserved celebration upon the release of KDE 4, the KDE/Solaris team is busily working on porting KDE 4.0 to Solaris. The breadth of new and exciting capabilities in KDE 4 also means that we have additional components to port to ensure KDE 4 is fully functional on Solaris. We do not as yet have an estimated completion date, but are aiming to release packages as soon as possible. At this stage, we are looking to release Solaris x86 packages first (as it uses Xorg) and Solaris SPARC packages soon after we finish dealing with Xsun intricacies/limitations.
|January 11, 2008||KDE 4.0 released!|
|September 19, 2007||KDE Solaris project receives shiny new build hardware|
|December 28, 2005||KDE joins the desktop community at OpenSolaris|
|January 15, 2006||Source code of the Sun Studio 10 port of KDE 3.4.3 available|
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