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Carlos Alberto fadfb67a5c
media tdeioslave: added bluray mimetype.
12 months ago
admin@68f23556e6 Reset submodule main/tdebase/admin to latest HEAD 2 years ago
applnk Added a few more translations to Logic games. 1 year ago
cmake@e51ecbd591 Reset submodule main/tdebase/cmake to latest HEAD 12 months ago
doc Progressive update of release notes for R14.0.9. 12 months ago
drkonqi Fix typos in texts. 2 years ago
kappfinder Adjusted to new tde- branding in tdesycoca. See commit TDE/tdelibs 9cd27dba. Relates to bug 3083. 1 year ago
kate Kate: 1 year ago
kcheckpass Add initial cryptographic card login support 6 years ago
kcminit Additional k => tde renaming and fixes 8 years ago
kcontrol Check ifw_hwaddr member for struct ifreq 12 months ago
kdcop Added icon to KDCOP main window. This resolves bug 3108. 12 months ago
kdesktop Add FreeBSD / DragonFly specific /proc path for an executable file. 12 months ago
kdialog Fix test(1) portability 2 years ago
kfind Synchronize German translation with the rest and fix some icons. 1 year ago
khelpcenter Removed beagle related code. 1 year ago
khotkeys Synchronize German translation of web pages with the rest. 1 year ago
kicker kicker's kate session menu extension: keep the popup menu open after 1 year ago
klipper Fix outdated Qt documentation to point to own TQt documentation. 2 years ago
kmenuedit Fix German translation. 2 years ago
knetattach Fix icons of desktop files created by knetattach. 1 year ago
konqueror Security: remove support for in KRun which could have allowed execution of malicious code. This is similar to issue TDE/tdelibs#45 for .desktop files. 1 year ago
konsole Fixed handling of RMC -> Actions -> Open terminal here. 1 year ago
kpager Remove old upstream URLs of tdebase. 2 years ago
kpersonalizer Fix more remaining brandings in tdebase. 2 years ago
kreadconfig Add CMakeL10n rules. 2 years ago
krootbacking Cleanup output clutter 8 years ago
ksmserver Removed explicit usage of the 'register' keyword. 1 year ago
ksplashml Remove old upstream URLs of tdebase. 2 years ago
kstart Add CMakeL10n rules. 2 years ago
ksysguard Removed explicit usage of the 'register' keyword. 1 year ago
ksystraycmd Add CMakeL10n rules. 2 years ago
ktip Adding more ktips and identity to TDE. 2 years ago
kxkb Improve German translation and fix some desktop files. 1 year ago
l10n Fix invalid headers in PNG files and optimize for size 5 years ago
libkonq Make sure to use default file manager when opening medias from kdesktop icons. 1 year ago
nsplugins Improve NSPlugins settings icon and German translation. 1 year ago
pics Add few icons for the sub-menu "Logic Games". 1 year ago
tdedebugdialog Add CMakeL10n rules. 2 years ago
tdeeject Revive NetBSD support 2 years ago
tdeinit Rename additional header files to avoid conflicts with KDE4 8 years ago
tdeioslave media tdeioslave: added bluray mimetype. 12 months ago
tdekbdledsync Fix memory leak after processing udev 4 years ago
tdepasswd Improve German translation and fix some desktop files. 1 year ago
tdeprint Do not start KJobViewer by default. 1 year ago
tdescreensaver Add CMakeL10n rules. 2 years ago
tdesu Revive NetBSD support 2 years ago
tdm Corrected comment description of new keyboard LED sync option in tdm config. 1 year ago
tdmlib Add CMakeL10n rules. 2 years ago
tqt3integration Rename tqt-kde integration to tqt-tde. 2 years ago
tsak Fix tsak not destroying old virtual keyboards 8 years ago
twin Fix bad section for FocusStealingPreventionLevel value in twinrc. 1 year ago
.gitmodules Switch all submodules to https. 1 year ago
AUTHORS Additional renaming of kde to tde 10 years ago
CMakeL10n.txt Add CMakeL10n rules. 2 years ago
CMakeLists.txt Renamed release_notes to tde_release_notes. 1 year ago
COPYING Very minor update to COPYING file 9 years ago
COPYING-DOCS Copy the KDE 3.5 branch to branches/trinity for new KDE 3.5 features. 12 years ago
ConfigureChecks.cmake Port TIME_WITH_SYS_TIME to CMake. 2 years ago
FindXscreensaver.cmake Fix FTBFS on freebsd 6 years ago
INSTALL Enhance kdebase INSTALL file 10 years ago
Mainpage.dox Rename startkde to starttde 10 years ago Renamed release_notes to tde_release_notes. 1 year ago
Makefile.cvs Copy the KDE 3.5 branch to branches/trinity for new KDE 3.5 features. 12 years ago
README Rebranding: TDE Control Center --> Trinity Control Center 7 years ago
README.pam Rename a number of libraries and executables to avoid conflicts with KDE4 8 years ago
config.h.cmake Check ifw_hwaddr member for struct ifreq 12 months ago Copy the KDE 3.5 branch to branches/trinity for new KDE 3.5 features. 12 years ago Update references of kscreensaver->tdescreensaver. 8 years ago
kde.pamd Copy the KDE 3.5 branch to branches/trinity for new KDE 3.5 features. 12 years ago
migratekde3 migratekde3: Refresh script (a bit) to be accorded with the changes made for the starttde and the r14-xdg-update script 1 year ago
mkpamserv Copy the KDE 3.5 branch to branches/trinity for new KDE 3.5 features. 12 years ago
r14-xdg-update Rename "<Filename>kde-" in the menu only if the original file is not preserved. 1 year ago
starttde starttde: Enhance startup script location 1 year ago
tde_release_notes Renamed release_notes to tde_release_notes. 1 year ago
tdescreensaver.pamd Rename a number of libraries and executables to avoid conflicts with KDE4 8 years ago
trinity Second part of previous commit 10 years ago
xrescheck.c Bug fix: Fix X pixmap leakage in shadow_paint 7 years ago
xrescheck.h Bug fix: Fix X pixmap leakage in shadow_paint 7 years ago


In this file:

* About tdebase
* Thank you
* Common Mistakes
* Configuring
* Debugging
* Upgrading
* Removal/Uninstallation
* More Info

About tdebase
tdebase is the second mandatory package (besides tdelibs) for the Trinity Desktop
Environment. Here we have various applications and infrastructure files and
libraries. Here is an overview of the directories:

* applnk
Files to create the icons for the TDE menu button

* debian
Needed to create a Debian package.

* doc
XML formatted documentation files for the apps

* drkonqi
If ever an app crashes (heaven forbid!) then Dr.Konqi will be so kind
and make a stack trace. This is a great help for the developers to fix
the bug.

* kappfinder
Searches for non-TDE applications, e.g. Acrobat Reader (tm) and installs
those apps under the K start button.

* kate
A fast and advanced text editor, extensible with nice plugins.

* kcheckpass
Small program to enter and check passwords, to be used by other

* kcontrol
The Trinity Control Center allows you to tweak the KDE settings.

* kdcop
GUI app to browse for DCOP interfaces, can also execute them.

* tdedebugdialog
Allows you to specify which debug messages you want to see.

* tdeprint
The TDE printing system.

* kdesktop
You guessed it: the desktop above the panel.

* tdesu
A graphical front end to "su".

* kdialog
Allows to display menu boxes from shell scripts.

* tdm
Replacement for XDM, for those people that like graphical logins.

* kfind
File find utility (standalone and in Konqueror's file manager).

* khelpcenter
Used to to read all great documentation about KDE, unix man pages,
info pages etc.

* khotkeys
Intercepts keys and can call applications.

* kicker
The panel at the botton with the K start button and the taskbar etc.

* tdeioslave
Infrastructure that helps make every application internet enabled
e.g. to directly save a file to

* klipper
Taskbar applet that enhances and extenses the X clipboard.

* kmenuedit
Edit for the menu below the K start button.

* konqueror
The file manager and web browser you get easily used to.

* konsole
A shell program similar to xterm.

* kpager
Applet to show the contents of the virtual desktops.

* kpersonalizer
The customization wizard you get when you first start KDE.

* kreadconfig
A tool for shell scripts to get info from KDE's config files.

* krichtexteditor
A embeddable rich text editor and a wrapper application for it.

* tdescreensaver
The KDE screensaver environment and some basic screensavers. More
of them are in the tdeartwork package.

* ksmserver
The KDE session manager (saves program status on login, restarts
those program at the next login).

* tdepasswd
A KDE frontend for passwd. Also contains the "Password & User Information" KCM.

* ksplashml
The screen displayed while KDE starts.

* kstart
Launches applications with special window properties such as iconified,

* ksysguard
Task manager and system monitor, can work with remote systems.

* ksystraycmd
Allows to run any application in the system tray.

* ktip
Gives you tips how to use KDE.

* twin
The KDE window manager (moves, resizes and decorates windows).

* kxkb
A keyboard map tool.

* l10n
l-10letters-n: localization. Mostly country flags.

* libkonq
Some libraries needed by Konqueror.

* nsplugins
Together with OSF/Motif or Lesstif allows you to use Netscape (tm)
plugins in Konqueror.

* pics
Various icons and wallpapers.

Thank you Steven M. Scotten and Kuno Raffi (weave) for creating artwork
specifically for the K Desktop Environment. Your efforts are much

Mr. Scotten has created: blue_angle_swirl, bluecheck, bluegreencrisscross,
bluegreensilver, candystripe_chainlink, charcoal_sunset, fadedpaint,
garden_lattice, ghost_lightning, glassywarpcheck, gold_crinkle, greenish,
heavens_hex, latte, lime_vibration, liquid_canvas, northbeach,
orange_stacks, purple_swirl, string_theory, sunday_brunch,
toothofthehoundthatbitcha, vegetative_fog, wavetron, woodcheck

Common Mistakes
IMPORTANT: most applications need TDEDIR as the directory where KDE is
installed. Please set this in your login file.

If XPM support wasn't configured, it may be that configure has no idea where
your XPM libraries are. If so, set XPM_INCLUDE and XPM_LDFLAGS to the paths
where configure should look for XPM. But if you haven't installed XPM or it
didn't come with your system, that's no problem. You will only miss a few
screensavers. The same thing applies with OPENGL support. Here you have to

If configure claims Qt cannot be found, have a look at and download the latest Qt 3.3.x release.

Be advised, if you're using FreeBSD, then please do not use the Qt port that
comes along with it.

tdebase's configure script supports all the standard GNU autoconf options
(you can have the various options listed for you by specifying the --help
switch), plus the following options are also supported. Note: the *non*
default variation is listed, so if you see --enable-debug, the default is
--disable debug.

use X include files in DIR

use X library files in DIR

creates debugging code [default=no]

Add strict[er] compiler options (may not work!) to the CFLAGS and
CXXFLAGS. This is GNU CC specific for the time being.

assume the C compiler uses GNU ld [default=no]

force libtool not to do file locking

do not use Native Language Support (i18n)

where the root of qt is installed

look for the Qt header files in DIR

look for the Qt library in DIR

look for include files in DIR in addition to any other
`standard' paths

look for [extra] libraries in DIR too

don't try to make sure that tdebase is installed into the same
base KDE directory as the rest of KDE

the root to install to [default=/] (i.e. make / == DIR, so /usr
becomes DIR/usr)

do not use the rpath feature of ld

use xdm (and config files) from DIR if the xdm config dir can't be
found automaticly

enable support for PAM: ARG=[yes|no|service name]

if you want to check for and use shadow password support if it's present

disable any software which depends on OpenGL

disable color pixmap XPM tests

enable Xinerama support

Please check ./configure --help for a more current list of options and what
they do.

You can use --enable-debug with the configure script, if you want to have
debug code in your KDE apps and libs. If you experience problems and want to
report problems to the KDE Bugs database, it is recommended to recompile
with this switch enabled to make the backtraces more verbose (and thus
giving the developer more information about the cause of the bug).

You can use 'make uninstall' if you want to remove the kde from the dirs.
This feature has not been tested completely, and is depreciated. On a system
where TDEDIR is specific to KDE (i.e. not /usr), rm -rf $TDEDIR does it as

More Info
If your system does not have XPM installed, and you cannot locate a package
of it, you may obtain it from, or you may find
it in

If you are running a FreeBSD system, you will need to make sure that LIBS is
set to "-Wl,-export-dynamic". The easiest way to do this is to prefix
configure with it, i.e.: LIBS="-Wl,-export-dynamic" ./configure. Thanks to
Will Andrews <> and Arun Sharma <>
for identifying what needed to be done, and how to do it, and such.

If your system supports PAM (Plugable Authentication Modules), please see
the README.pam file in this directory for more information about using KDE
with PAM.

Have a look at the individual subdirectories, if you would like to find out
more about a specific application included in tdebase.

More FAQs on

If you have problems compiling and installing this package, please check the mailing list archive (see to see if
somebody had a similiar problem already. If not, try posting a message to
the list with detailed information about the compile problem.

General KDE discussions should go to the KDE mailing list (