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

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 01:43:15 UTC 2014

Hi Marko,

Where have you been? :-)

On 27/06/2014, at 3:04 AM, Marko Käning wrote:
>> 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”.
> great! :)

Thanks, Marko.

> I guess this will be THE location for KDE developers as well as
> MacPorts/Homebrew folks to pick up sensible patches for KDE on OSX.

That is what I hope.

Are we going to let Homebrew people have a look?  I don't see why not.

With KDE people, I imagine interest will be rather slow at first.  They tend
to be much more interested in new developments, such as KF 5, than in
fixing bugs.

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=333874 is a classic example, see
comments 5 and 6 especially.  Nicolas and I are both patching our
way around the mis-application of the bug fix in the KDE repo for baloo.
Meanwhile, development of baloo, especially in the KF 5 version, is
proceeding at supersonic speed.

Baloo is a great development, but where I come from, which was much
more user-oriented than KDE, bug fixing took priority over development.

However, as soon as anyone sets up a CI environment for KDE on Apple
OS X, osx-patches and the existing patches MacPorts has for KDE will be
suddenly in demand, I predict.  Otherwise, the CI will crash all over the
landscape on day one.

Cheers, Ian W.

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