[kde-freebsd] KDE4 Status and Support

Michael Nottebrock lofi at freebsd.org
Mon Nov 5 17:15:32 CET 2007

David Naylor schrieb:
> Hi,
> I was wondering what condition KDE4 is in regards to FreeBSD.  Does it
> compile and run
Parts of it compile, parts of it run.

> , also have some ports been written for some of the
> KDE4 packages.

> I have noticed a trend to break up these big
> monolithic packages into smaller units (openSuse in particular have
> done this for KDE4 and we have done it for Xorg 7.3 in ports), will
> KDE4 in ports be following suite?
openSuse is an rpm-based distribution and because of this its packagers
are in the lucky position to be able to simply build the monolithic
source tarballs (over and over if necessary) and then put the resulting
binaries into different rpms. Since FreeBSD users expect to be able to
build ports from source, the source distribution must be organized in a
way that minimizes compile-time dependencies within the source
distribution packages. It would be nice if it could be done. I don't
know yet if it really can be done. Right now, I don't even know if KDE4,
whatever the final shape of the ports, will be able to coexist with KDE3.
> Lastly is there anyway I (and anyone else) can help with the effort of
> getting KDE4 to FreeBSD.
Absolutely: Build the betas, build from SVN and if something doesn't
work, assume its a bug and try to fix it. If you have no idea how to fix
it, send mail to this list, the appropriate kde-devel lists, or drop by
the kde-freebsd IRC channel.


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