[kde-solaris] 32-bit KDE 3.2.2 Solaris packages built with Forte

Pablo Diaz-Gutierrez pablo at ics.uci.edu
Sun Jun 6 07:29:43 CEST 2004

Hello everyone,

I am a graduate student at UCI and our software installation ability is
very restricted. Meaning that everything students install must be under
certain directories, other than the standard Solaris ones. So would this
release work with a different KDEDIR than /opt/kde-3.2.2, as specified?

Thanks a lot for your work! Should this release work here, it would save
me hours of work :).

Pablo Diaz Gutierrez
Jabber ID: pdg at jabber.com

On Fri, 4 Jun 2004, Stefan Teleman wrote:

> Hi.
> I have uploaded the 32-bit KDE 3.2.2 packages for Solaris 8/9 built on
> Solaris 8 with the Sun Forte 8 compilers, consisting of a full
> release of KDE, KDevelop 3.0.3 and Quanta 3.2.2. As an added bonus,
> KBear 2.1 is included in the kdenetwork package. The packages can be
> found at:
> kde/stable/3.2.2/contrib/Solaris/8/
> from your favorite KDE mirror. Please allow a few hours for the
> mirrors to sync (the lag time can be anywhere between 3 to 12 hours).
> KOffice 1.3.1 will follow very shortly.
> Some notes about this release:
> All the security patches announced in May have been applied to this
> binary release.
> The installation directories follow the same conventions as before
> (/opt/qt-3.3.2-32 and /opt/kde-3.2.2).
> The kderequired package is fully binary compatible with the Forte
> built KDE packages for 3.2.1 or 3.1.4. You can safely remove any of
> the previous versions of kderequired, and install the current
> version; it will not break KDE 3.1.4 or 3.2.1.
> This version of KDE uses QT 3.3.2. I have noticed many improvements in
> this release of QT. Most notably, the menu translucency effects are
> handled much better than in previous releases, even without XRender.
> I have also noticed many speed improvements in KDE overall.
> Personally, i like this release of KDE very much.
> If you are interested in the KDE Java bindings, there are significant
> improvements in kdebindings as well.
> I have included the URL for TrueType font antialiasing configuration
> in the Installation Instructions. ttmkfdir, fontconfig and freetype
> are included in the kderequired package. If you have not installed
> KDE before, please please please read the installation instructions.
> :-P
> As usual, if you have any questions, please post a question here or
> send me an email -- i will try to help.
> Please make sure you have applied the latest Sun patches to the
> standard C/C++ libraries and to the X server. Usually, the latest
> jumbo recommended patch cluster from Sun contains all that is needed.
> Please also make sure that your X server runs in 24-bit mode.
> If you do not have /usr/lib/libsunmath.so.1 installed on your system,
> then you should install the kderuntime package. Sun allows libsunmath
> to be freely distributed with third-party software. You do not need
> to install this package if libsunmath.so.1 is already installed, and
> it is a reasonably recent version.
> The Forte compilers and GCC are NOT binary compatible. I have received
> many emails about problems when KDE built with Forte picks up some
> libraries (usually graphic file formats like png or jpeg) built with
> GCC. This will cause problems that i cannot fix. It can cause icons
> or images to not be displayed, or to be displayed incorreclty, or
> even unexplainable weird behavior or crashes.
> I have also uploaded all the patches to the modified files in xdelta
> format (xdelta can be found in kderequired), and also as a tar.bz2
> archive of all the modified source files in
> KDE322PatchedFilesInFull.tar.bz2. I find it easier to just use a full
> source file, rather than applying patches. I have also uploaded an
> archive of all my configuration files, containing compiler flags for
> Forte, some trivial but useful environment variable settings, and a
> sample libtool (which had to be modified by hand). The same libtool
> can be used to built all the KDE modules.
> I will upload the patches for KOffice 1.3.1 together with the binary
> package.
> If you attempt at building KDE from source, with my patches, with
> Forte 8, on Solaris 9, there may be additional patching required
> (mostly related to ambiguities between double and long double in some
> standard math library functions). Usually, these can be easily fixed
> with a static_cast<double>(offender variable). Also, please keep in
> mind that, unless you also build all the required libraries with
> Forte, you will most likely run into the Forte/GCC binary
> incompatibility problem.
> It is very likely that these packages will run just fine on Solaris 9
> as well. I have not had the time to test on Solaris 9 yet -- i am
> planning on testing it this weekend, and i will post an update.
> Have fun with KDE.
> --Stefan
> --
> Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
> steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python
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