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Gentoo KDE Project
Description The primary goal of the Gentoo KDE project is to provide support for all packages produced by the KDE Community.
IRC Channel #gentoo-kde
Last elected: 2015/03/11
(and inherited members)
Parent Project Desktop
Project listing

In addition to its primary goal of support for all packages produced by the KDE Community, the Gentoo KDE Project maintains a variety of other KDE-based applications and underlying support packages in order to provide a first-class KDE experience.

Supported areas

Our primary focus is the same as upstream - the next generation of KDE software:

We have a secondary focus on:

Legacy areas such as Plasma 4 are retained for now, but only receive minimal maintenance and are no longer supported by upstream.

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.


There's lots of ways to contribute to KDE on Gentoo, even if you are new or not familiar with ebuilds.

Supporting the community

You can help answer questions and participate in discussions over various mediums:

Improving documentation

You are welcome to add and edit wiki articles - be bold:

Reporting bugs

Bugs can usually be usually be classified as either an upstream or a downstream bug.

Issues such as build failure, missing dependencies, or features not working in Gentoo (but work in other distros) are usually downstream bugs and should be reported on Gentoo's bugzilla.

Runtime issues such as crashes or incorrect package behaviour are usually upstream bugs and should be reported on the KDE Bugtracking System. If there is a fix available that needs backporting or some other reason we need to track the bug, feel free to file a Gentoo bug about the issue too.

If in doubt, please file a Gentoo bug and we can advise you how to proceed.

In either case, please check hints and troubleshooting, search for existing reports, try with the latest package version and have kde-apps/kdebase-runtime-meta installed before reporting.

Resolving bugs

You can help to review and resolve existing bugs:

  • Try to reproduce the issue and report your findings
  • Check to see if others are having the same problem - often further information or solutions can be found on the forums, other distribution's bugtrackers, Google...

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.

Development information

We provide a number of documents to support working with KDE-related ebuilds and eclasses in Gentoo:


There are currently no staffing needs posted for this project.


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.

See also