[KDE/Mac] Fixing graphics problems in KDE/Qt on Apple OS X

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 03:44:46 UTC 2014

Hi Nicolas,

On 27/04/2014, at 1:20 PM, Nicolas Pavillon wrote:
> I tested a little bit more with KBounce, and this seems to show that the approach through the plist file does not really
> work for KDE applications. While setting QT_GRAPHICSSYSTEM in the plist file does not provide visible changes, 
> launching it through the command line while having set export QT_GRAPHICSSYSTEM=raster beforehand completely 
> changes the speed of the application.

Same here.  You can also do QT_GRAPHICSSYSTEM=raster <rest of command-line>
to set the env temporarily, but no use for launching apps from GUI.

> On Apr27, 2014, at 6:46, Ian Wadham <iandw.au at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 27/04/2014, at 1:57 AM, Nicolas Pavillon wrote:
>>> Sure, here are below the lines of interest which worked for the dummy application I was referring to:
>>> <key>LSEnvironment</key> 
>>> <dict> 
>>> 	 <key>LANG</key> 
>>> 	 <string>en_GB</string> 
>>> </dict>
>>> where I was setting LANG as a test.
>>> I also made a quick empirical test with KBounce as you suggested it. I first installed qt4-mac +raster, which
>>> readily improved some of the interface.

Note: if we can go with one of my three options, it is not necessary to install
with +raster.  They all override the installation option.  In fact, I think, the code
for all available graphics options is always in the Qt library and setting raster
at installation time just sets an internal flag somewhere.

Cheers, Ian W.

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