KDE development on main laptop

Slawek Kaplonski skaplons at redhat.com
Sat Sep 18 18:33:09 BST 2021


On sobota, 18 września 2021 16:44:58 CEST David Hurka wrote:
> Hello!
> I started the same way. I can say that building Okular on the main work 
> does not cause problems. If you build and install a broken version of 
> you loose your document viewer.
> But if you follow the guidelines for kdesrc-build, you can install compiled
> versions in a different place (like ~/bin instead of /usr/bin), so you have
> both the broken and the original version of Okular, and the original one 
> intact.
> I don’t know what happens with Akonadi, since it is some kind of background
> service. Ideally you look at each project’s documentation, there should be
> some instructions for starting development.

Yeah, in the meantime I found some guide about how to run test instance of 
Akonadi: https://techbase.kde.org/KDE_PIM/Akonadi/Testing
Thx :)

> On Saturday, September 18, 2021 4:19:53 PM CEST Sławek Kapłoński wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm totally new to the KDE development but I want to start with it.
> > I'm using KDE daily on my main work laptop. Is it 100% safe to build e.g.
> > Akonadi or Kmail or other software using kdesrc-build script on my laptop
> > and it will not interact (and break) something in my software installed
> > from packages for sure? Or is it better to play with it on e.g. different
> > machine?

Slawek Kaplonski
Principal Software Engineer
Red Hat
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