[kde-solaris] Solaris and KDE

Ben Rockwood benr at cuddletech.com
Tue Jul 29 16:13:00 CEST 2003

I'm running a simliar config, although I left KDE to head back to
Enlightenment.  I agree that build time on Solaris is the biggest hit.If anyone got REALLY crafty a cross-compile might be easier, but that's
a road I don't have time to go down.  QT took more than 4 hours (felt more
like 6-8 but I don't overestimate) to build, and thats just the beginning.
An automated system for building and packaging KDE would be the easiest for
all concerned, espcially if we spread that build script around so anyone
can take the initiative to get packages out for the latest version.But this takes other variables into account, such as dependancies on
GlibC, whether or not you have Xft2, whether the built is done via Forte
or GCC, GNU binutils, etc.  Packaging in such a way that everyone is happy
is a challange, but some framework for automating the builds would go a
long way to healing the pain I think.

<quote who="Mathias Meyer">
> On Tuesday 29 July 2003 17:51 thefrog wrote:
>> On Tuesday 29 July 2003 11:09, Eva Brucherseifer wrote:
>> > So far there was no volunteer to take the full burden of
>> > maintainership of solaris packages :-(
>> The problem is that it is awefull slow to make the whole thing on a
>> sun blade 100 -:(
>> So I simply don't have the time to make packages of _every_ release of
>> kde. My next scheduled packages will be around kde-3.2.0 or kde-3.2.1.
> That would be the part, where two guys step up and maybe do it together
>  ;))
> Sure, qt and kdelibs would have to be build at once, but afterwards it
> would be a matter of splitting tasks.
> I'm on KDE 3.1.3 for Solaris 9 with support for Xft2, if that's of
> anyone's interest. I'd have been happy to have started earlier with
> that,  but as it seems, it's all a matter of being subscribed to
> kde-packagers  ;))
> Regards,
> Mathias
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