[KDE/Mac] KDE vs Macports (Was: trouble with snow leopard)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Tue Jan 4 12:08:59 CET 2011


Am Freitag, 31. Dezember 2010 16:50:16 schrieb Mike McQuaid:
> 2010/12/30 Ben Brodie <blbrodie at gmail.com>:
> > I have installed KDE4 through macports
> This is the KDE/Mac list, not the Macports list. The fact that the two
> are confused and Macports doesn't upstream their patches is an
> annoyance to those of us who want to try and get KDE working without
> Macports.

if KDE applications on Mac shall become a success, I believe that we must
grow a healthy community. You could have responded a lot more positive
to Ben's question. I can understand that you feel slightly annoyed that people 
confuse the packagers of Macports with the KDE Mac initiative. Also it would 
be better if some patches from Macports would go upstream (in my 
understanding there are also some patches that should better stay on the 
packagers level.) But this is something that should be solved alltogether
with Macports and KDE Mac people. If a user comes to any of us, I think we 
should try to help first and then explain some of the finer details of our 


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