[KDE/Mac] KF5 on OSX

Marko Käning mk-lists at mailbox.org
Tue Sep 15 20:22:19 UTC 2015

Hi René, Ian, Kurt,

On 15 Sep 2015, at 21:36 , René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can I be lazy and ask what Qt "flavour" and esp. what QSP settings you have used ... and why you think kate fails to run?

 - It is MacPorts’ bog-standard qt5-mac.
 - phonon I installed with a patch of yours.
 - I don’t think kate failed. It simply did. ;-)

>>> If anyone is seriously interested in testing this, I am willing to invest an
>>> hour within the next few days and upload my work for inspection.
> You could always put your work ports directory/tree on github, like my
> https://github.com/RJVB/macstrop/tree/master/aqua/qt5-kde-devel

Well, I still hope that Kurt has all the Portfiles already created, or some scripts
to auto-generate them. (My own Portfile-generating bash-scripts are anything but nice…)

But, okay, I have pushed everything in here just now:


on the branch KF5 starting here:


If you want to create all KF5 portfiles, all adjustments are to be made in the new kf5
PortGroup, followed by running the scripts

 - once update-setup.sh

 - then followed by install.sh or tier-install.sh

located in in contrib/scripts/KF5/.

Perhaps you like to play with this? I hope 5.13 will build for you. I usually have
trouble at the end of tier 3. I then build tier 4 to get kjs and other missing stuff
and then retry tier 3 followed by a second run for tier 4 to build the residual stuff.

I have not committed the changes made for version 5.14, as it still fails building.

Good luck with this!!!

> BTW, how feasible is it to install KF5 "next to" a working KDE4 install? I know that KDE4 apps continue to work (more or less) normally on a KF5 desktop, but does that mean that all KF5 things install nicely alongside the KDE4 stuff? If not, how feasible is it to build KF5 to install the conflicting parts into its own prefix (but still share version-independent resources with KDE4 and GTk)?

OMG, René, I have not tried to work with KDE4 and KF5 in parallel, so I can’t say.
Needs testing!

> That'd really be a condition for me to start working on KF5; I won't give up my KDE4 applications until they all have usable replacements, and I don't really feel like setting up a separate MacPorts tree (or full-fledged VM) either …



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