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Gentoo KDE Project
Description The goal of the Gentoo KDE team is to provide working support for all packages supported by the KDE Project.
IRC Channel #gentoo-kde
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The KDE project manages the KDE ebuilds within Gentoo.


For support and installation instructions please refer to KDE Guide

The goal of the Gentoo KDE team is to provide working support for all packages supported by the KDE Project. We also support as many underlying packages as necessary in order to have a properly working KDE environment. However, some KDE applications might belong to other teams due to the fact that the KDE project cannot maintain all of them properly, as there are too many applications and many of them are not used by the KDE maintainers. Nevertheless, the project does support the teams that do manage these applications, and will ensure that they use the KDE eclasses appropriately.


Next meeting: tba

Agenda: tba

Meeting bug tracker: bug #460994

The KDE team holds irregular meetings in #gentoo-meetings. Whenever there is a meeting, it will be announced together with the agenda in the topic of #gentoo-kde. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Date Participants Log Summary
March 11, 2015 dilfridge, johu, kensington, mrueg, scarabeus 20150311
August 10, 2014 alexxy, creffett, dilfridge, johu, kensington, mrueg, scarabeus 20140810
March 30, 2014 ago, creffett, johu, kensington, mrueg, scarabeus 20140329
May 23, 2013 ago, creffett, dilfridge, jmbsvicetto, johu, scarabeus, thev00d00 20130523
March 21, 2013 ago, creffett, dilfridge, dastergon, jmorgan, scarabeus 20130321
January 17, 2013 alexxy, creffett, dilfridge, dastergon, mschiff, thev00d00 20130117
November 8, 2012 creffett, dilfridge, jmbsvicetto, kensington 20121108
September 27, 2012 ago, creffett, dilfridge, johu, mschiff, scarabeus, tampakrap, thev00d00 20120927
August 16, 2012 ago, creffett, dilfridge, jmbsvicetto, johu, tampakrap, Thev00d00 20120816 20120816
June 21, 2012 alexxy, dilfridge, scarabeus, tampakrap 20120621 20120621
May 17, 2012 alexxy, creffett, dilfridge, johu, JoseJX, kensington, reavertm 20120517 20120517
April 19, 2012 alexxy, dilfridge, johu, kensington, scarabeus, tampakrap, thev00d00 20120419 20120419
March 22, 2012 alexxy, dilfridge, johu, mschiff, scarabeus, tampakrap 20120322 20120322
January 16, 2012 alexxy, dilfridge, jmbsvicetto, johu, mschiff, tampakrap, Thev00d00 20120116 20120116
August 31, 2011 20110831
June 02, 2011 20110602 20110602
March 31, 2011 20110331
February 10, 2011 20110210 20110210
September 2, 2010 ABCD, dilfridge, reavertm, spatz, tampakrap 20100902 20100902
June 4, 2010 ABCD, alexxy, dilfridge, wired, scarabeus, deathwing00, patrick, jmbsvicetto 20100604 20100604
March 18, 2010 alexxy, jmbsvicetto, patrick, scarabeus, spatz, tampakrap, wired 20100318 20100318
February 25, 2010 abcd, alexxy, jmbsvicetto, patrick, reavertm, scarabeus, spatz, ssuominen, tampakrap, wired 20100225 20100225
November 19, 2009 abcd, ayoy, dagger, ingmar, jmbsvicetto, mrpouet, patrick, pesa, scarabeus, spatz, sput, tampakrap, wired, yngwin 20091119
September 24, 2009 abcd, alexxy, ayoy, dagger, jmbsvicetto, patrick, pesa, reavertm, tampakrap, wired 20090924
September 17, 2009 abcd, alexxy, ayoy, jmbsvicetto, patrick, pesa, reavertm, spatz, tampakrap, wired 20090917
August 20, 2009 abcd, ayoy, bonsaikitten, dagger, jmbsvicetto, reavertm, scarabeus, wired, yngwin 20090820 20090820
June 18, 2009 alexxy, bonsaikitten, hworang, jmbsvicetto, Pessa, reavertm, scarabeus, spatz, tampakrap, wired, yngwin 20090618 20090618
May 21, 2009 alexxy, bonsaikitten, civil, cryos, dagger, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, krytzz, lxnay, papillon81, reavertm, scarabeus, tampakrap, wired, yngwin 20090521 20090521
April 1, 2009 alexxy, bonsaikitten, cryos, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, krytzz, reavertm, scarabeus, tampakrap, wired, yngwin 20090401 20090401
March 5, 2009 alexxy, bonsaikitten, cryos, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, reavertm, scarabeus, tampakrap, wired, yngwin 20090305 20090305
February 12, 2009 alexxy, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, krytzz, reavertm, scarabeus, Sput, tampakrap, wired, yngwin 20090212 20090212
January 08, 2009 cryos, jmbsvicetto (at the end), patrick, scarabeus, yngwin, most of the HTs 20090108 20090108
December 04, 2008 cryos, jmbsvicetto, keytoaster, patrick, scarabeus, yngwin, most of the HTs 20081204 20081204
March 06, 2008 caleb, cryos, deathwing00, genstef, ingmar, jmbsvicetto, keytoaster, philantrop, tgurr, zlin 20080306 20080306
October 13, 2007 cryos, genstef, jmbsvicetto, keytoaster, philantrop, tgurr 20071013 20071013

Past meeting agendas are also available.


There are currently no staffing needs posted for this project.

Support and assistance

There are several ways to get support with KDE related issues:

  • To install KDE on Gentoo, use the Gentoo KDE Guide . This guide covers the installation of KDE 4 and the various KDE 4 applications.
  • You can join #gentoo-kde on the Freenode IRC network. You'll find some of the team members there most of the time.
  • You can address your concerns in the Gentoo Forums. Not all of us are avid forums users but many experienced users and some developers are likely to be able to help you.
  • The gentoo-desktop and gentoo-user mailing lists can be used to discuss problems and announce various things (like meetings or important changes). It's necessary to subscribe before posting.
  • Of course, you can also file a bug report. Please read How to report bugs before.


The main thing that needs doing is trawling through the current open bugs and finding those that are stale, or those that have an equivalent on KDE's Bugzilla .

You'll find a current list of open bugs here .

For those that are stale, you should ask on the bug if the problem remains in the latest version. If someone has already done this and the reporter (or someone else experiencing the same problem) has not replied it should be marked NEEDINFO.

Finally, it would be great to chat to you on IRC, too - this is how we normally get to know each other. Please drop into #gentoo-kde and chat with us. If you have any problems or questions, feel free to /query individual team members or ask in #gentoo-kde, #gentoo-desktop or #gentoo.

How to report bugs

When you encounter a bug, it should always be reported. The best thing you can do is to check whether it is already reported, and if not, report to the correct people. When in doubt about the bug being gentoo's fault or an upstream bug, try to follow this procedure:

  • If the bug is a runtime issue (crash or wrong package behaviour), it should be reported upstream. You can report a bug to us as well if you want, so we can track it and backport the patch. If you don't have kdebase-runtime-meta installed, then please install it first, and if you are able to reproduce, then go ahead and file the upstream bug. If you are not able to reproduce, then please report the bug only to Gentoo, with all that information.
  • If the bug is a build failure, a depedency error or a general ebuild bug, it should reported to Gentoo.
  • If you are still in doubt, we'd prefer you open the bug for Gentoo, so we can check and advise you how to proceed.
Before reporting the bug, make sure you have searched for similar bugs and that you haven't found your solution on the hints or troubleshooting page.

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