RKWard development source repository / development snapshots
Instructions to track the most recent development version in our source repository (git). This is of interest both to people wanting to be on the bleeding edge of RKWard development, and to people wanting to contribute patches.
Alternatives: Daily builds
Sometimes all you want is to test a relatively recent development snapshot, easily.
- For Ubuntu users, a variety of PPAs is available at https://launchpad.net/~rkward-devel, including the following daily build archives:
- KF5 version of RKWard
For Windows users, daily builds can be found at
You need a git client; on Debian based systems:
$ apt-get install git
Further, you need the KDE/Qt libraries and headers and R. See the Requirements section on the Building_RKWard_From_Source page.
Checking out the current Git sources
For anoynmous (read-only) access, use
$ git clone <git://anongit.kde.org/rkward.git>
This will download the development sources to a directory called rkward_devel.
Proceed with compilation / installation as usual (see Building RKWard From Source). Make sure the path provided to cmake is correct (for example, depending on where you create the build directory, ’../rkward’ may be appropriate instead of ’..’).
Staying up to date
To update your working copy to the most recent changes, go to that directory, and run
$ git pull --rebase
After this, generally only the
$ sudo make install
steps are needed (less, if you use some advanced tricks).
Our preferred mechanism of accepting patches is via “phabricator” (instructions).
However, especially for simple patches, you can also submit them to the mailing list. In general, follow this procedure:
- Follow the instructions given above
- run git pull –rebase
- Make your changes directly in your clone of the repository
- Maybe run git pull –rebase again, to make sure changes other people made don’t conflict with your changes
- run git diff > patch.diff
- submit the diff on http://phabricator.kde.org, or send it to the mailing list with a short message, on what you did, and why.
You can also browse the Git repository online: https://cgit.kde.org/rkward.git