[PyKDE] PyKDE-3.11 final release

Jim Bublitz jbublitz at nwinternet.com
Sat Jun 12 22:05:00 BST 2004

PyKDE-311 is now available at:

  http://www. riverbankcomputing.co.uk/pykde

This code and docs are updated to cover new methods in KDE 3.2.3, and includes 
support for writing DCOP client and DCOP-enabled applications (including 2 
small examples in the examples/ directory) in the dcopext and dcopexport 
modules (installed in the same location as other PyKDE modules) and support 
in the kdecore module for packing and unpacking QByteArrays. The DCOP and 
QByteArray related stuff is documented in the main docs ("DCOP and 
Extensions") beginning at docs/index.html, but not in the classref docs.

This release requires KDE 3.10.2 and PyQt >= 3.11 to build. It will build 
against the latest sip 4 snapshot and should build against sip 4.0 when 
released in the near future. Note that if you switch to sip 4 you will need 
to rebuild PyKDE (and PyQt of course) using sip 4.

This release has been tested against KDE 3.03, 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.2.0, 3.2.1, 
3.2.2 and 3.2.3 (all on SuSE 8.2, 9.0 or 9.1) and against Mandrake 9.2/KDE 
3.1.4. The import problems which occurred with some distributions should now 
be fixed, but since I can't replicate the problem here, I have no way of 
testing it. 

Panel applet support is no longer included with PyKDE, but will be released in 
a separate package, probably only supporting sip 4. A number of people are 
working on getting applets, KParts, control center modules, IOSlaves, and 
related stuff working cleanly, but a release is still a little way off. This 
may require some minor modifications to PyKDE which will only be required if 
you want to do something in the areas covered in the new package.

Please report any bugs uncovered to the list as soon as possible and I will 
get bug fix releases out as quickly as I can. Packagers may want to hold off 
for a few days to see if any major problems turn up (and thanks again to all 
of those people who package sip, PyQt and PyKDE!).


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