[kde-community] Windows licenses

Jaroslaw Staniek staniek at kde.org
Fri Jan 24 22:36:39 UTC 2014

On 24 January 2014 21:01, Laszlo Papp <lpapp at kde.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 8:19 AM, Patrick von Reth <patrick at von-reth.de> wrote:
>> In my experience it is no problem having mingw and msvc setup on one system,
>> you probably don't want to compile with both all the time but the system
>> will handle it quite fine
> Unfortunately Stack Overflow and the Windows forum are full of
> interoperability issues.

I have no clear idea what you're talking about.
Obviously various compilers are not compatible. And definitely
debugging formats.

> Sounds good that you had no issues though. I am envy. :-)
>> For pacman: pacman is as far as I know only part of msys2 , and quite useful
>> there to install dev tools etc, but it is of no use for us, as we don't want
>> users to install msys to install kde.
> Yes, but we do not want end users to install emerge, etc, either. :-)
> In other words: it can be managed without ithese helper softwares n my opinion.

So also without pacman and archlinux that you mentioned before.
End-user software do not require compilation, compilers, shells and so on.
Depending on how active is given project, standalone installers can be
an option, see the case of Krita for example.

Unless you've found a *big* sponsor, with guaranteed dedication, KDE
package managing for windows took years already and it works. It
works, do not touch please. Kudos to the team.

>>  and we don't want to develop stuff inside of msys.
> I am personally very much interested in getting that workflow forward.
> I think it could be nice to get everything done properly for KDE
> development. Consider that the KDE Arch developer nicely built up
> frameworks development packages.
> I think it would cool to get them ported over and share some work with
> a Linux distribution in that sense. Please do not get me wrong. I am
> not saying emerge would not remain useful. It is all about personal
> choice I guess. :)

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