[KDE/Mac] Building Guide? ;)

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 11:32:23 UTC 2015

On 05/10/2015, at 8:11 PM, René J.V. Bertin wrote:

> On Monday October 05 2015 07:55:27 Marko Käning wrote:
>> Could we build KF5 apps on Apple OS X around a KF5 framework
>> and a Qt5 framework (in the Apple sense of "framework")?  Inside
>> the KF5 framework there could be an analog of /usr/local/share...
> Basically, I think Digia would already have implemented that if there were any advantage to it. As it is, both Qt5 and KF5 are conceived with a modularity principle in mind, in which you only link against the things you need.
> It might be possible to make a "meta" framework bundle that has "sub" frameworks, but I don't think that has any advantages unless the App Store has a provision for allowing application suites to share common framework bundles in some sort of common sandbox. But as I've said before, everything related to hypothetical KF5 App Store submissions is currently science fiction in my eyes almost like controlled nuclear fusion and FTL travel. We should be focusing on simpler things.

Too bad, I was just hoping to put all that shared KF5 stuff tidily away
in a place where it belongs and is provided for, in the OS X architecture,
as opposed to putting it in an area that is intended for apps acting alone,
as QSP would do if we leave it unpatched.

In KDE 4, in MacPorts, it is of course tucked away in /opt/local/share and
similar places.

I had no thought of any KF5 or KDE 4 app being a candidate for the App
Store --- not even my games.

Cheers, Ian W.

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