[kde-solaris] Re: kde-solaris Digest, Vol 22, Issue 9

ken mays maybird1776 at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 22 01:22:42 CET 2005

1. You can run KDE 3.3.2/3.3.1 just fine on Solaris 10
(well...). You'd want to build it on Sol 9 so you can
test it against the Solaris 10 builds until

2. A Sun engineer has gcc working on Solaris 10. You
need the latest version to get the amd64 compiles
working as expected.

3. You can use the Forte build or GCC3 builds of KDE
3.3.1/3.3.2 from the various places on
http://solaris.kde.org. Unless you wanto do it for

4. Sun doesn't official support KDE. Certain people
may be able to do builds for Sun to put on the
Companion disk or elsewhere. 

5. Many of us compile with GCC3 since the compiler is
commonly and freely available. Economies of scale, I
guess. KDE is designed around GCC C++ compatibility so
it just seems logical. ;o> 

6. Solaris 10 was in a state of flux so you'd have to
be specific on which build you are building on. The
main thing to do is to wait till FCS before you build
a large program like KDE or you may end up heartbroken
in the end if something changes last minute that
breaks your compiles/packages.


> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 12:02:15 +0100
> From: William Bonnet <wbonnet at numericable.fr>
> Subject: Re: [kde-solaris] KDE under Solaris 10
> To: kde-solaris at mail.kde.org
> Message-ID:
> <1106218935.41ef8fb7483b0 at webmail.numericable.fr>
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> Hi,
> > Solaris 10 either SPARC or x86/AMD64 has not yet
> been released FCS. I  
> > have not made public a native build of KDE on
> Solaris 10 SPARC
> > because i am waiting for the Solaris 10 FCS
> release.
> Thank you for your answer. In fact i was not
> expecting to have an official
> build, not yet :)
> I was wondering if there was any problem in
> compiling and installing KDE on a
> solaris 10 box. So far i have read only few
> discussions about this.
> > Solaris 9 x86 and i want to maintain maximum
> compatibility.
> That's a good point :-)
> > Binaries built on Solaris 9 will "just work" on
> Solaris 10, the opposite is
> > not guaranteed to be true.
> Anyone succeded in installing it from the companion
> cd ? At installation time,
> solaris 9 companion CD is not recognized. I will try
> to install it once the box
> is fully installed.
> Do we have to compile KDE with gcc ? or is it
> possible to compile it with Forte
> compiler ?
> Kind regards,
> William

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