[KDE/Mac] KF5 on OSX

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 21:36:22 UTC 2015

On Tuesday September 15 2015 22:22:19 Marko Käning wrote:

Hi again,

OK thanks, I'll start sniffing around ...
I've been wondering about all those portfiles that have to be created, it's quite annoying that KF5 apparently cannot be built like Qt5 (a single toplevel cmake file that picks up which framework dirs are present and then generates a single Makefile to build the whole shebang ...)

Anyway, I think I'll start by "doing them" one by one... hopefully it's easy to find out in what order they must be built.

>  - It is MacPorts’ bog-standard qt5-mac.

I hope that in the end I haven't been creating yet another Qt5 port for nothing? Will KF5.13 build against Qt 5.5.0?

>  - I don’t think kate failed. It simply did. ;-)

Smartpants, you know what I meant!

> Libraries are all supposed to be coinstallable, except not workspace
> libraries.

The workspace stuff will probably pose problems, but I guess we'll have to live with not being able to have systemsettings5 for a while.

> Applications aren't supposed to be coinstallable. For

Hmm, is that enforced in ways other than that there can only be 1 kate/kdevelop/kbamboolah in the same bindir? Under MacPorts most applications will end up in /Applications/MacPorts/KF5 (or maybe we'll call it KDE5 :)) so as long as shared libraries and plugins/kparts/etc are coinstallable the applications might be too.



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