[KDE/Mac] KMyMoney, KCrash and more on KF5

Cristian Oneț onet.cristian at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 07:43:41 UTC 2014

2014-08-23 15:14 GMT+03:00 Mario Fux <kde-ml at unormal.org>:
> Am Samstag, 23. August 2014, 11.09:57 schrieb Marko Käning:
>> Hi Ian,
>> Hi René,
> Morning guys
>> as you noticed on macports-devel I am eventually able to run qt5 apps which
>> need a session dbus! \o/
>> Well, thanks to Cristian, one of these apps is the frameworks branch
>> version of KMyMoney!
>> :-)
> Nice. thx.
>> Actually, it is not very surprising that this application still aborts at
>> some stage: That is simply due to the fact that my definitions of standard
>> locations for configuration and data files aren’t yet fully correct on the
>> OSX/CI system. But I am confident to get there. :)
>> Anyway, I thought, I share the crashlog and the console output with you
>> guys, as there is also the expected inability to start DrKonqi on OSX:
>> ---
>> Could not find drkonqi at
>> /opt/kde/install/darwin/mavericks/clang/kf5-qt5/frameworks/kcrash/inst/lib
>> /libexec/drkonqi ---
>> which must fail, since its executable is located in the plasma-workspace
>> framework according to David [1]. Up to now I haven’t tried to build that
>> framework, because I thought that it won’t build on OSX anyway...
>> Since the discussion about placement of DrKonqi [2] lead to the decision to
>> put it into plasma-workspace we now DO HAVE A PROBLEM for KF5 on OSX, as
>> we won’t ever build plasma-workspace!
> Strange. But that means KDE Windows has in the end the same problem. But to
> cite Kevin from the email in [2]:
> "If not available then kcrash could provide a default very basic one."
> Wouldn't this pe possible for the native Mac crash handler?
> Otherwise we'd need to ask if it's possible to move DrKonqi back to KF5. I'll
> try to ask the KDE Windows guys about their opinion.

As far as I know native crash handlers are used anyway if DrKonqi is
not present. The problem I see with the unavailability of DrKonqi is
loosing the ability to directly report a crash to bugs.kde.org.


>> Any ideas how to tackle this? Looks like we need a light-weight version of
>> plasma-workspace which doesn’t require X11 but including DrKonqi, or
>> suggest to move DrKonqi someplace else??
> I don't think that building and using plasma-workspace on Mac is the solution.
> If that'd be necessary there is something really broken. plasma-workspace is a
> workspace and thus not thought for Windows or Mac OS X and the work to port it
> to Wayland just started.
> Thx
> Mario
>> Greets,
>> Marko
>> [1]
>> http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-frameworks-devel/2014-August/018142.html
>> [2]
>> http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-frameworks-devel/2014-April/014384.html

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