[KDE/Mac] Advertising KDE4 on OSX/MacPorts

Marko Käning mk-lists at email.de
Tue Dec 9 08:09:23 UTC 2014

Hi folks,

I thought I should come up with a little advertising of our KDE efforts on the MacPorts-Users mailing list. :)


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Marko Käning <MK-MacPorts at techno.ms>
> Subject: Advertising KDE4 on OSX/MacPorts ( was Re: MacPorts usage statistics )
> Date: 9 Dec 2014 09:07:08 GMT+1
> To: James Linder <jam at tigger.ws>
> Cc: MacPorts Users Mailing-list <macports-users at lists.macosforge.org>
> Hi James,
> On 09 Dec 2014, at 01:49 , James Linder <jam at tigger.ws> wrote:
>>> That calls for a bit of lobbying -- or maybe a survey how many MacPorts users were aware of the port's existence.
>> If one uses say a KDE Desktop how does that affect native aqua applications (any apps that don’t use X11/Quartz)
> on OSX/MacPorts you would NOT run a real KDE desktop, but rather get all KDE4 applications running
> natively on your Mac _without_ X11/Quartz, i.e. by using Aqua!
> We’re trying to keep the user experience as close as possible to a Linux-based KDE desktop installation,
> see e.g. René’s port kde4-workspace [1]. It allows to run the KDE “System Settings” utility which can
> configure KDE for instance regarding the standard theme used by all KDE applications.
> This is an important point, since the default “Macintosh (aqua)” theme results in weird layout errors [2]
> and it is recommended on OSX to use the qtcurve theme instead [3].
> Check out our list of current KDE problems on the MacPorts wiki [4] and perhaps join the KDE-MAC mailing
> list [5] if you need support. Having said that, you can always post any KDE4-related question also here
> on MacPorts-Users, as the KDE-MAC folks are all MacPorts guys anyways. :)
> It could be, that [5] isn’t very up to date these days, as all KDE-MAC contributors are very actively
> working on a variety of issues currently. There’s more stuff on KDE’s Review Board [6] and on KDE’s bug
> tracker [7].
> Last but not least, check out our initial wiki page at [8] if you want to know what’s up next!
> Join us! :-)
> Greets,
> Marko
> [1] https://trac.macports.org/browser/trunk/dports/kde/kde4-workspace/Portfile
> [2] https://trac.macports.org/wiki/KDEProblems/KDETickets#MajorlayoutissuesonOSX
> [3] https://trac.macports.org/browser/trunk/dports/kde/qtcurve/Portfile?rev=126006
> [4] https://trac.macports.org/wiki/KDEProblems/KDETickets
> [5] http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-mac/
> [6] https://git.reviewboard.kde.org/dashboard/?group=kde-mac&view=to-group
> [7] https://bugs.kde.org/
> [8] https://trac.macports.org/wiki/KDEProblems
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