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

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 12:14:48 UTC 2014

Hi Marko,

On 29/06/2014, at 7:25 PM, mk-lists at email.de wrote:
>> The developer might not be able to reproduce the crash and might then
>> ask the user for a re-run with debug options enabled, which I guess means that
>> the user might be re-building and re-installing large slabs of KDE in debug mode,
>> if he or she agrees to do so.
> yes, which is not a practical thing to do for the average user, since one
> needs all this rebuilding all the time. :( Even I did NOT install the debug
> variants here on my system. Only now that I am using Parallels I can start
> thinking about it.

In Linux, a user would build KDE with debug in a separate environment
(like my /kdedev) or even in a separate user ID, getting source direct from
repositories.  He or she would not re-install a "production" version of KDE
with debug mode.  It was said to be a) bigger and b) slower, though I have
not noticed that on recent CPUs.

It could also happen that a developer would ask a user to build a more recent,
not yet released, version direct from repositories, to see if that would fix the
problem.  Not every user was up to that, but some were and they were a great
help to the KDE project.

I do not see how that sort of thing could be done in MacPorts.

Tools like kdesrc-build and David Faure's cd/cs/cb setup were a great
asset in Linux versions of KDE - and still are I think.

Cheers, Ian W.

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