Help needed kde-devel 3.1.1

Jeff Owen jefflynne at
Mon Aug 4 22:48:49 CEST 2003

Thanks for replying.  I will certainly try this new tool. I've only used
gentoo as a recovery system up to now to take and restore PartImages of
Linux systems and so I'm not really familiar with gentoo Portage.  As far as
I understand it the gentoo Portage system is designed to download source
code packages and compile them, taking into account dependencies along the
lines of Debian's apt-get, so I can see this approach being very useful
during the development stage.  Especially if it allows multiple versions to
be present.
I have been impressed at your attempts to build set-ups for KDE, and like
some of your other contributors I think the final solution (if there is such
a thing) needs to be closer to that idea. Although I have played around with
Linux systems since the first 0.9 kernel releases I'm new to Cygwin and
frankly I'm both amazed at what has been achieved and depressed by the
performance.  Running ./configure is dreadfully slow (presumably because of
the nature of the beast) and compilation is not much better.  Dare I say it,
some of the Gnome stuff seems to run quicker on Cygwin than KDE, though
neither, in their 'X' forms are really acceptable. I'm sure that the native
port of KDE is needed to get anywhere close to a solution.
I think that what is being done here is really an important step towards the
creation of an open desktop.  The only way to crack M$ domination is to
provide applications as good as theirs and as cheap as theirs.  People won't
change their desktop unless they can prove that they have the applications
they want, one way of doing that is to make the apps run on all desktops.
Not an easy task, despite all the 'write once, run anywhere' hype put around
by Sun/Java - just look at the performance of most serious Java GUI

Keep up the good work

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ralf Habacker" <Ralf.Habacker at>
To: "For developers interested in porting KDE to Windows using Cygwin"
<kde-cygwin at>
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 8:27 PM
Subject: RE: Help needed kde-devel 3.1.1

> Hi,
> > Thanks Ralf, I have started working my way through this process and have
> > built qt3.  I am now completely stuck with glib-2.2.1.  I get this
> >
> > /bin/bash ../libtool --mode=link gcc-2 -g -O2 -Wall -o
> > -rpath /opt/gtk/lib -version-info
> > 200:1:200 -export-dynamic -no-undefined gboxed.lo gclosure.lo genums.lo
> > gobject.lo gparam.lo gparamspecs.lo gsignal.lo gsourceclosure.lo
> > gtypemodule.lo gtypeplugin.lo gvalue.lo gvaluearray.lo
> > gvaluetypes.lo ../glib/ -lintl
> > *** Warning: This system can not link to static lib archive
> > ../glib/
> > *** I have the capability to make that library automatically link in
> > *** you link to this library. But I can only do this if you have a
> > *** shared version of the library, which you do not appear to have.
> > I have tried searching the web and found references to this problem,
> > seems to be a known problem with cygwin/libtool. I think you have also
> > reference to it as well.  However, I haven't found the patch and I can't
> > round this,
> the glib release of the kde3.1.1 devel package was a hack, which I have
> with a libtool from the a current cygwin release and special hacking of
> libtool, so the easiest way currently is to use the relating parts of the
> package.
> We are preparing a new buildsystem for kde/cygwin and friends base on the
> buildsystem, where this problems should be solved. A initial release could
> found on
> For example fetching qt3, appling all patches, compiling and installing is
> by a simple:
> $ emerge qt
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