[KDE/Mac] KDE4/Mac torrent packages: Pixmaps not showing up/apps not very functional

Big O illogical1 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 15:52:00 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 6:25 AM, Manish Chakravarty
<manishchaks at gmail.com> wrote:
> I tried out the KDE4/Mac torrent package.
> I did use the chmod a+x ..... fix as explained on mac.kde.org
> I am facing the following problems (screenshots attached )
> 1) None of the KDE applications are displaying pimaps/icons correctly
Packaging bug.

> 2) konsole is unusable ( no text is being displayed, tab names not
> visible) http://www.flickr.com/photos/manish_chaks/2613141130/
Konsole bug. report to bugs.kde.org

> 3) KDevelop launches up weirdly, no splash screen, Ui fuzzed http://www.flickr.com/photos/manish_chaks/2613140454/
?? Haven't used this myself so I'm not sure.

> 4) Dolphin shows now pixmaps/icons as well. Ark opened from dolphin is
> useless http://www.flickr.com/photos/manish_chaks/2613140094/
Packaging bug which will be fixed in a future release.

> 5) When I launch kwin.app I get the following error :
> open /opt/kde4/bin/kwin4.app/
> LSOpenFromURLSpec() failed with error -10661 for the file /opt/kde4/
> bin/kwin4.app.
I believe kwin4 is a (poorly named) kde games from kdegames.

> ( I think kwin is not supposed to be present on OSX as it already has
> a window manager.. well sort of )
> Environment:
> I opened all the commands using OS X's "open" command ( eg: open /opt/
> kde4/bin/dolphin.app/)
> I tried opening apps using the "vanilla" bash shell environment and
> then again with  PATH set to :
> PATH=/opt/kde4/bin:/opt/kde4-deps/bin/:/opt/qt4/bin/:/usr/bin:/bin:/
> usr/sbin:/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/X11/bin
> In both the cases, I faced the same errors.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Most of the issues you're facing will probably be resolved with the
next kde-mac build. So just wait a bit (or compile it) :-)

> Thanks
> Manish Chakravarty
> PS: I am writing a book called "Programming with KDE4 Using C++" I
> currently build KDE4 on my Ubuntu box, ssh to it from my mac and work.
> I am writing the book on my Mac. It would be very useful if I could be
> in a state where I am able to work on the Mac only (ie I am able to
> use KDE4 and then build applications using kdelibs primarliy )
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