[KDE/Mac] kdesrc-build

Marko Käning mk-lists at email.de
Sun Dec 7 18:03:08 UTC 2014

Hi René,

On 28 Nov 2014, at 09:49 , René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Sure. I personally would first tackle the Qt4/5 issue before starting to work on porting a huge body of code that depends on Qt, if not only to avoid having to recompile everything when Qt changes places, and of course assumptions that somehow might slip in about where it lives.

yep, agreed.

> Of course it does seem that having KF5 functional would be an additional argument to address the Qt issue. I wasn't completely right about everything, but it *is* a fact that even when the migration to KF5 is official, KDE4 will die out only slowly while apps are being ported.


> In a sense we'd need a survey of which KDE4 ports are installed and in active use!

On MacPorts you mean?

Well, there is Clemens' mpstats project [1], but the number of users contributing is still very small.

Looking e.g. at the core library port kdelibs4 shows that there are only 3 users (one of them being me).

And here [3] you can see when I had installed which KMyMoney4-devel version.

Given more users would participate in this MacPorts-survey additional overview pages would be nice,
like a summary of all ports installed for a given category. I mean, the kde category alone has already
252 ports listed and it would be cool to be able to see, which of those are actually installed somewhere.


[1] http://stats.macports.neverpanic.de
[2] http://stats.macports.neverpanic.de/categories/25/ports/2966
[3] http://stats.macports.neverpanic.de/categories/25/ports/3018

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