[kde-solaris] 32-bit KDE 3.2.2 Solaris packages built with Forte
morpheus_2606 at internode.on.net
Sun Jun 6 07:37:27 CEST 2004
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On Sun, 6 Jun 2004 02:59 pm, Pablo Diaz-Gutierrez wrote:
> 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 :).
heh, I just spent a week compiling KDE 3.2.2 in my home directory at my
university :) Now I'm a pro at it! Ahhh, goodbye CDE!
> 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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