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

Nicolas Pavillon nicos at macports.org
Mon Jun 30 14:51:08 UTC 2014


> 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”.

Very nice, it will hopefully be quite helpful in tracking down issues. There are one or two points where I am not fully clear about how you intend to use it. First, to which version do you intend to link the patches? I expect that changes will occur in KDE code, which may imply then changes (or suppression) of some of the patches. Will you follow the trunk, or do you intend to stick to versions and make incremental changes?

I also noticed that you did not include any of the patches that we for example have in Macports. Kdelibs4 contains for instance quite a bunch of them. Is it because you do not use them, or because you only include patches that are not included there?
Either way, I was starting to think that some cleanup (or at least ordering and commenting) could be pretty useful in some of our ports, and having another repository which includes useful patches is a pretty good incentive. 



> 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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