Building RKWard on Mac (continued from private discussion)

Thomas Friedrichsmeier thomas.friedrichsmeier at
Fri Jun 9 05:40:11 UTC 2017

On Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:53:45 +0200
René J.V. Bertin <rjvbertin at> wrote:
> Also: in its default configuration the plugin is loaded only when
> KDE_SESSION_VERSION=5 in the environment, or when it is requested
> explicitly via the aforementioned QT_QPA...=kde trick. As long as
> those aren't set, the plugin won't be loaded. This is one reason why
> my KF5 ports all install wrapper scripts in /opt/local/bin, but you
> can also replace the bundle exec with a script that sets the
> appropriate env. variables before calling the actual executable.

Ah, that's the part I had been missing. So, without that wrapper (or
manual user config), kf5-osx-integration simply does nothing, right?
And you're already adding the wrapper for all KF5-ports.

Then, why not just make all ports of kf5 applications depend on it, and
get sane behavior out of the box, without pushing the responsiblity to
read up on all this to the user?

Sure, I suppose a select few KF5-applications may want to play
different on Mac, but then _those_ would be special cased, while all
others will "just work".

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