[kde-solaris] Solaris and KDE

Mathias Meyer mailings at beatsteaks.de
Wed Jul 30 16:12:37 CEST 2003

On Wednesday 30 July 2003 00:13 Ben Rockwood wrote:
> 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.
> benr.
It sure would. How about extending the konstruct build environment for 
this? Maybe add stuff like the Solaris Packaging Tools and way to go!

The whole stuff about Xft2 and such is not really a matter which we would 
have to take care of. That's what the configure scripts are for. But 
anyway it sounds like a nice job to do ;)

And btw Stefan has my vote, as well.

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