[kde-community] Updating TechBase Getting_Started pages

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Mon Aug 17 09:20:51 UTC 2015


On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 8:58 PM, David Edmundson
<david at davidedmundson.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 9:53 AM, John Layt <jlayt at kde.org> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I've started to update the old TechBase Getting_Started pages for the
>> new KF5 world [1].
>>
>> My aim is to teach the one simplest quickest way to build KF5 for new
>> KDE contributors. There's a few key concepts I want this rewrite to
>> follow:
>> 1) There is only one way to do things, no giving alternatives
>> 2) There is only KF5, no KDE4
>> 3) There is only kdesrc-build, no manual messing around
>>
>> The three build scenarios (= new dev personas) that will be presented will
>> be:
>> 1) Build an app only using packaged Qt and KF5
>> 2) Build Plasma only using packaged Qt and KF5
>> 3) Build Frameworks using packaged Qt
>>
>> All the more detailed or historic information will be removed to other
>> parts of TechBase [2]. New build instructions for external devs just
>> wanting to use a Framework or two should also go here and not
>> Getting_Started.
>>
>> This may result in some default build configs needing to be added to
>> the kdesrc-build repo to make life easier. There may also need to be a
>> couple of simple scripts to set-up kdesrc-build to start with, and to
>> actually run things seeing as kdesrc-build doesn't. The less the new
>> dev has to worry about the better.
>>
>> Thoughts? Is anyone else working on something similar?

Just want to say Thanks for taking this task on - it's quite an
important one to make our software more accessible to new
contributors.

>>
> We have one for Plasma here.
>
> https://community.kde.org/Plasma/Building
>
> I'm happy for this to become a redirect and unifying them all.
>

Cheers,
Ben

>
>> John.
>>
>> [1] https://techbase.kde.org/KF5/Getting_Started
>> [2] Probably https://techbase.kde.org/Development/Build?
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