Warning: subversion 1.1 or greater is required for these instructions to work.
Current version with KDE 4:
The current development version is available, as well as stabler 4.x releases. To check these versions out, ensure that you have a KDE 4 environment set up. To checkout and build the development version source code, follow these steps:
svn co -N svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE/kdenetwork cd kdenetwork svn up kopete cmake mkdir ../kdenetwork-build cd ../kdenetwork-build cmake ../kdenetwork make sudo make install (sudo may not be necessary)
Note that the trunk branch may not compile at times, due to its constant development. If it does not compile for you, wait a day or two and try again.
The stable 4.x version has very similar instructions:
svn co -N svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/branches/KDE/4.x/kdenetwork (replace 'x' with the version you want) cd kdenetwork svn up kopete cmake mkdir ../kdenetwork-build cd ../kdenetwork-build cmake ../kdenetwork make sudo make install (sudo may not be necessary)
Old stable branch (0.12):
The old KDE 3 stable branch of Kopete is also available via KDE's anonymous subversion repository. You must have KDE 3.4 or later to accomplish this. The following commands can be used to checkout the source code:
svn co -N svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/branches/KDE/3.5/kdenetwork cd kdenetwork svn co svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/branches/KDE/3.5/kde-common/admin svn up kopete make -f Makefile.cvs ./configure --enable-debug cd kopete make su -c "make install"
Options you may want to pass to configure are:
- This will make running Kopete easier. It will replace your existing Kopete however, so please be sure to uninstall your existing kopete installation before installing the new version to eliminate any possibly library conflicts.
- This will allow you to provide the developers with much needed information about any errors you may come across while running Kopete. There is a speed penalty for using this option since there will be a bunch of extra information compiled into the application.
- The exact opposite of '--enable-debug', this option makes sure that kopete is compiled with no debug info, thus providing a more optimized instant messaging experience.
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