[kde-solaris] KDE Solaris

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Wed Jul 30 23:10:33 CEST 2003

Hi !!

Thank you very very much to everyone for your vote!! I am very honored 
by this task. And i promise i will not let you down.

My goal is to be able to release Solaris KDE timed with the official 
KDE releases. Because khtml isn't fixed yet, i probably won't be able 
to do that until 3.2. But once it is fixed, it should  be much much 
easier to maintain a consistent schedule.

One thing i am definitely going to do is repackage the distribution in 
a friendlier manner. I am thinking of spliting the required libraries 
into 3 different Sun pkg's: base, GTK and graphics. For KDE itself, i 
would like to keep the packages consistent with the KDE modules. As a 
side note, i have ported FAM to Solaris, so from now on, KDE will use 

The other thing i would like to do is provide a more flexible and 
easier install. Sun pkg's can be relocated to a different directory 
easily. The problem is with the *.la files, where paths get written 
in for ltdl. But, i will provide a post-installation configuration 
script, which will take care of editing these paths and setting them 
correclty. This will all be done with an installation script. 

As far as the /opt/sfw and /usr/sfw directory trees (which seems to be 
the recommended location at CSW): i have noticed that Sun uses these 
directories to install software. I am wondering if using these 
directory trees would not create a conflict or a mess (by overwriting 
things already there). Just things to think about.

I do have one question: how do i contact kde-packagers ? I looked at 
the email distribution lists page and i can't seem to see it there.

Many thanks to everyone for your kind vote and support !!! :-)


Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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