[KDE/Mac] status of kde in macports (qt3support)

Boudewijn Rempt boud at valdyas.org
Sat Oct 3 21:08:59 CEST 2009

On Saturday 03 October 2009, brad wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've been trying to compile kdebase (my main objective is to get
> digikam working and possibly amarok). It seems that there are a few
> areas where code in kdebase calls for qt3 support code, which seems to
> be disabled in the qt4 compilation in macports. (my guess is that this
> is due to the blog posting http://illogic-al.org/blog/look-before-you-leap
>   which points out that qt4 looks far better w/o linking against
> qt3support, an effect i'd like to see.) I don't think removing
> qt3support code is a priority on any platform that isn't mac.
> Am i the only one seeing this? is there a work around?

The only way to get Qt3 support is to compile in carbon mode, which means 
fonts suck. On the other hand, at work we have a simple Qt-only app, and that 
shows up a lot of problems still with the cocoa port... Pick your poison :-)

I've been working to get all Q3 support from KOffice and that was a long slog, 
I imagine it's going to be even harder for kdelibs/kdebase.

Boudewijn Rempt | http://www.valdyas.org

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