Yo, and Ian's Roadmap

Dan Meltzer hydrogen at notyetimplemented.com
Wed Sep 13 17:21:50 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 13 September 2006 7:12 am, Jeff Mitchell wrote:
> First off:
> Hawai'i FTW
> Second, I read Ian's proposal to shelve 1.4 after 1.4.4 and
> concentrate on 2.0 and I think it's a good idea...1.4 branch seems
> pretty stable these days (unless something's changed in the last five
> days while I've been gone...there have been 75 commits...).  Two
> suggestions, which I'd put in the wiki but I can't log into it now:
> 1) Playlists: Move to XSPF instead of outdated, sucky M3U
> 2) If someone has been working with KDE4 development and wants to
> write a guide for how to get set up for an Amarok 2.0 development
> environment, that'd be swell.  I remember when I dealt with KDE from
> SVN (when 3.5 was being worked on) that I had to create a separate
> user account with a separate KDE build.  I'm assuming that this would
> be required again, but if someone knows the best way to go about this,
> it'd be great to have that info available to all developers.  Gentoo
> ebuilds would be especially great...

http://developer.kde.org/build/trunk.html is probably the best bet for the 
guide.  it has some links in it to other useful things

A few other links that will probably be helpful when the time to port actually 


There is a whole directory in svn with porting scripts of various use also, I 
can't remember where it is at the moment though.

You probably want to avoid using kdesvn-build at the present because it uses 
unsermake and not cmake, and porting to cmake is one of the bigger things to 

I have a mostly working kde4 test environment up so I can help test things out 
as usual (and probably be just as useless too!)

> Also, I will probably end up stabbing myself in the eyeball for saying
> this, but I am volunteering to work on Amarok/Windows.  Mainly because
> I have a box with an Athlon X2 4200+ dual core proc in it, and I was
> planning on keeping it Windows-only (or Windows-mostly).  And that
> mainly because it'll make my girlfriend really happy...
> Anyways, if I have to be rebuilding half of KDE every day to keep up
> with KDE4 development I may turn it into a dual-boot box anyways as
> it's quite slow to rebuild all of kde on my laptop, but otherwise
> it'll be a fast Windows box, so I can work on the Windows side of
> things as well as other more normal Linux programming...
> --Jeff
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