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

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Fri Jun 27 12:56:08 UTC 2014

On 27 June 2014 19:00, Marko Käning <mk-lists at email.de> wrote:
> Hi Ian,

Hi Marko,

> On 27 Jun 2014, at 03:43 , Ian Wadham <iandw.au at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Where have you been? :-)
> on a long holiday with my younger daughter. :)
>> Are we going to let Homebrew people have a look?  I don't see why not.
> Well, they can have a look as we can have a look at their patches, right? :)
>> Meanwhile, development of baloo, especially in the KF 5 version, is
>> proceeding at supersonic speed.
> Yep, Qt5/KF5 is why I was focusing on getting the KDE/CI system for
> OSX/MacPorts to work in the last while…
>> 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.
> … and last night I wanted to send an update to the list, but got stopped,
> because I suddenly made a little more progress patching Qt5 itself to suit
> the CI system’s need regarding QStandardPaths.
> Well, for now I might say this:
> After having been in a almost exclusively bilateral discussion with Ben Cooksley
> I thought it would be good to update you all about the status of our efforts to
> set up a MacPorts-based KDE/CI-system on OSX for Qt5/KF5:
>  1) The KDE/CI system is eventually able to successfully build all frameworks
>     of tiers 1 to 4 relevant for OSX. (Not all frameworks have successfully
>     running tests yet, though.)
>     But, Ian, see we are far from your scenario where the KDE/CI system is
>     failing on OSX in all possible corners - instead we’ve got the rather
>     comfortable situation of overall successful builds and installs! :)
>  2) I’ve added a few bash scripts to [1] which ease the build/install of the
>     various KF5 frameworks, which allow a relatively quick build of all
>     frameworks despite quite a few failing tests which need some manual
>     intervention.
> For the jenkins build slave to work it is necessary that one can define standard
> search paths for application data (and probably also for the application bundle
> directory). On Linux this can be achieved somehow, but on Windows as well as
> here on OSX the Qt5 has some trouble in QStandardPaths! There has been some
> discussion on kde-frameworks-devel [2] about it and this is where I progressed
> last night… :)
> I have posted already on Qt-dev [3], but I don’t expect response…

I would suggest this mailing list instead for such queries:

> Check out [4] if you want to learn more about the current status of the KDE/CI
> system.
>   Summarising - I am rather optimistic that we will get a full-blown
>   jenkins build slave up and running on OSX in the nearer future!!!
> Will proceed responding to your other post.
> Greets,
> Marko


> [1] https://projects.kde.org/projects/playground/sdk/macports-kde/repository/revisions/master/show/contrib/scripts/KDECI
> [2] http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-frameworks-devel/2014-May/016059.html
> [3] http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/44258/
> [4] https://trac.macports.org/wiki/KDEProblems/KDEMacPortsCI/Status

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