KDE Plasma 4 and KDE profile removal

Title: KDE Plasma 4 and KDE profile removal
Author: Andreas Sturmlechner <asturm@gentoo.org>
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Posted: 2017-01-08
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KDE Plasma 4 has reached end of life in Portage. Upstream dropped support
in 2015-08-19, no security bugs have been fixed since then. It is therefore
required for all users to upgrade to KDE Plasma 5.

KDM is being removed as well. Upstream recommends x11-misc/sddm instead which
is pulled in by plasma-meta by default.
OpenRC users edit /etc/conf.d/xdm and update DISPLAYMANAGER.
Systemd users run: systemctl reenable sddm.service

Part of the cleanup will also be the KDE desktop profile, which is superseded
by the Plasma desktop profile. Please follow the detailed upgrade guide.[1]

KDE Plasma 4.11 packages will be moved to kde-sunset overlay.[2]

[1] https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/KDE/Plasma_5_upgrade
[2] https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Overlay:Kde-sunset