On 5/8/19 4:09 PM, Troy Dawson wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 9:03 AM Troy Dawson <tdawson(a)redhat.com> wrote:
>> I have uploaded my build to my fedora people area. Unfortunately the
>> source rpm's wouldn't fit. I'll work on getting just the packages
>> that I changed into the source rpm area. Hopefully that trims it down
>> for those that want to see what got changed.
>> I also uploaded a repo file , the build order  , what didn't
>> build  , and a README  that includes how to install the desktop.
>> == How to install KDE on rhel8-beta
>> -- # First make sure you can get regular rhel8-beta packages
>> -- # All of these should be done as root or sudo
>> -- wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/rhel8-beta-kde.repo
>> -- dnf group install "KDE Plasma Workspaces"
>> -- (Optional) dnf group install kde-desktop
>> -- (Optional) dnf group install kde-apps
>> -- (Optional) dnf group install kde-media
>> -- (Optional) dnf group install kde-education
>> -- (Optional) dnf group install kde-software-development
>> -- (Optional) dnf group install kf5-software-development
>> -- # Currently gdm does not like to start plasma, use sddm instead
>> -- dnf install switchdesk system-switch-displaymanager
>> -- switchdesk kde
>> -- system-switch-displaymanager sddm
>> -- # Incase you aren't in graphical mode yet
>> -- systemctl set-default graphical.target
>>  - https://tdawson.fedorapeople.org/epel8/kde/rhel8-beta-kde.repo
>>  - https://tdawson.fedorapeople.org/epel8/kde/rhel8-beta-kde.build-order
>>  - https://tdawson.fedorapeople.org/epel8/kde/rhel8-beta-kde.not-built
>>  - https://tdawson.fedorapeople.org/epel8/kde/readme.txt
> Just a heads up, incase people are wondering.
> My KDE build that I built on RHEL8 beta works  on RHEL8 final release.
> I have taken a RHEL8-Beta, already running KDE, and updated it to
> RHEL8, and everything updated, and worked 
> I have also taken a fresh installed, and updated, RHEL8 minimal, and
> run the above commands to install KDE, and it worked also.
> That doesn't mean this repo will be up forever, but it should last
> until we get KDE in EPEL8, whenever that happens.
Thanks for your work on this. My observation is - do want KDE to be a module
for EPEL8? I'm actually slightly surprised to find that Gnome does not appear
to be modular in RHEL8, but if we face something at all like the KDE 4->plasma
transition during RHEL8's lifetime it seems like a good thing to have.
Also, I've found them quite useful for building ordered sets of dependencies
and dealing with updates.
Personally, I think yes. Or at least a group of modules. There are
several sections of KDE that need to be updated as a group, and I
think doing them as a module is the way to go.
Once EPEL has modularity, I think it would be a good thing to work on.
But others might have their own opinion. I'm not the only one who
wants to work on KDE in EPEL. There will have to be some
communication and coordination.