[KDE/Mac] Bug reporting in KDE on Apple OS X

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Sat Jun 28 13:42:41 UTC 2014

Hi Marko,

On 28/06/2014, at 10:01 PM, Marko Käning wrote:
> Another example is when I click on a URL in any KDE application konqueror gets
> fired up, but for some reason the URL isn't opened directly, but through something
> like this:
> --- 
> /private/var/tmp/kdecache-marko/krun/84362_0_121530
> ---

The Dr Konqi bug reporting dialog uses what Qt calls Rich Text Format (not the
same as RTF in word-processing) and it includes links.  If you click on them, a
web page opens directly in your OS X desktop's preferred browser, courtesy of
Qt4-Mac - no Konqueror, no KDE config - I guess Qt4-Mac just asks OS X (Cocoa)
what to use.  That's what I call portability.

>> Mainly I don't know whether we should have kded4 running all the time in Apple
>> OS X if we are using KDE apps, or whether there is some way around that. What
>> do Windows and Gnome versions of KDE do?
> Well, that's a good and valid question. What other functions does kded4 fulfill?

That is a movable feast.  I don't believe there is a definitive list of modules kded4
can load.  People can add them.  They are basically just dynamic libraries.  It all
got a bit out of hand at one stage, I believe.  It started as a directory-watcher and
it at least does things like updating KDE desktop items such as battery level.

> Thanks Ian for all your support!

Thank you for yours, too.  Without it I would have been still slugging it out with
Frank et al, instead of us getting something positive happening.

Cheers, Ian W.

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