[KDE/Mac] Repository for patches to fix KDE Problems on OS X
iandw.au at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 12:48:41 UTC 2014
This is to let you know that I have now set up a new project in KDE,
with Ben Cooksley's help. It is is in Playground/Base and is called
"Fixes for KDE problems that occur on Apple OS X".
The corresponding git repository is called "osx-patches". It is open
to clones, downloads and commits and to Reviewboard.
So far it has the raster graphics patches and a new set of patches
I have just developed to make KDE crash and Dr Konqi work properly
on OS X and produce a formatted backtrace output after a crash.
Right now I am working on making the bug reporting dialogs work
properly, too, and have made some headway… :-)
You can view the repository at either
For more details, please have a look at the README file
or the patches and commit messages themselves.
You can download the repository with the command
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/osx-patches
My idea is to accumulate patches in this repository as I go and to let you
know via email whenever new patches are available. And I am hoping
others may contribute patches sometimes.
I may also use ReviewBoard, bugzilla reports or email to draw attention to
the problems and the patches in KDE circles. However, I will always back
up any of that with commits to the osx-patches repository. That way nothing
gets lost or forgotten if people fail to respond or if I get run over by a bus.
My other idea is to make this a central point from which both KDE and
Macports developers, as well as KDE CI developers, can acquire patches
for fixing common problems in OS X versions of KDE.
Eventually, I hope the patches or equivalent KDE code will become part of
standard KDE and thus fix the OS X portability problems forever, but until
then they are available to MacPorts developers and to any KDE
developers or maintainers who wish to review and test them.
Cheers, Ian W.
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