[KDE/Mac] Repository for patches to fix KDE Problems on OS X

Bradley Giesbrecht pixilla at macports.org
Thu Jun 26 15:14:04 UTC 2014


Bradley Giesbrecht (pixilla)

On Jun 26, 2014, at 5:48 AM, Ian Wadham <iandw.au at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi guys,
> 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
> http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=osx-patches.git or
> https://projects.kde.org/projects/playground/base/osx-patches/repository
> For more details, please have a look at the README file
> https://projects.kde.org/projects/playground/base/osx-patches/repository/revisions/master/entry/README
> 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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