KDE SC 4.4.0 released

KDE announced the availability of its Software Compilation 4.4, "Caikaku". You will find all upstream changes and new features on their website: http://kde.org/announcements/4.4/. As usual we provide the latest packages for Arch.

Unfortunately this update will need some user intervention due to a pacman limitation. Therefore you have to update in two steps:

% pacman -Sy --asdeps qt
% pacman -Su

Be aware of the following problems that might occur:

  • The usage of bitmap fonts like terminus will be broken when using the proprietary nvidia driver.
  • If you update from virtuoso 5 as nepomuk backend as it was provided in the kde-unstable or testing repository you will have to convert your database (http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=119661) or simply remove ~/.kde4/share/apps/nepomuk/repository/main/data/virtuosobackend. The latter is of course only recommend if you had not used nepumuk's tagging and comment features.
  • In case of any error, try using a new user account or (re)moving KDE's configuration which can be found at ~/.kde4 /tmp/kde- /var/tmp/kdecache-. Akonadi saves its data at ~/.config/akonadi and ~/.local/share/akonadi
  • If you have problems updating kde-meta-kdepim, run "pacman -S --asdeps kdepim-runtime"