This page aims to get you started with the WIP branch that will one day become Konversation 2.x.
Work is being carried out on the
wip/qtquick branch of the
Check out the general build instructions first.
The WIP branch has higher version demands for some dependencies as well as new dependencies. Specifically:
In contrast to the general build instructions, either clone this way:
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/konversation --branch wip/qtquick
... or run these commands in an existing git clone dir:
git fetch origin git checkout wip/qtquick
NOTE: Broken pending sorting out dependency issues on the KDE Flatpak builder. Check back soon!
We also have a Flatpak nightly package.
Check out the KDE Flatpak HOWTO first.
To install, run:
flatpak remote-add kderuntime --from http://distribute.kde.org/kderuntime.flatpakrepo flatpak remote-add kdeapps --from https://distribute.kde.org/kdeapps.flatpakrepo flatpak install kdeapps org.kde.konversation-konvi2x
This will add a "(Nightly) (Konvi2x) Konversation" entry into your desktop menu.
At any time, you can use the F10 key to switch between the old and new Konversation UIs.
The following command line examples expand on each other. To show the new Qt Quick-based UI immediately at start, run Konversation like this:
Konversation is usually only allowed to run once. To bypass this restriction and run a second instance of Konversation, run Konversation like this:
konversation --qtquick --nui
To avoid auto-connecting to your networks with a test build, run Konversation like this:
konversation --qtquick --nui --noautoconnect
This last example is good set of arguments for hacking and testing. Additionally, you can override the UI package with
--uipackage <package name>.
Update: The branch now installs a
konvi2x executable that's equivalent to
konversation --qtquick --nui.