Getting started

Serhiy Kachanuk serzholino at
Tue Jun 12 19:02:50 CEST 2007

On Tuesday 12 June 2007 00:58:28 Andrew Berg wrote:
> I've always loved KDE, and when I learned that it could now be on
> Windows, I decided to get it, stable or not.
> I need some help making sure I have everything and also help compiling
> (I've compiled things on Linux before, but with configure scripts or
> very specific instructions; I'm no developer)
> What I have so far:
> Qt 4.3.0 open-source for Windows
> MinGW:
>  - gcc
>  - g++
>  - w32api (Qt complained, but the w32api.h I have is 3.6, and Qt wanted
> 3.2, so I ignored it)
>  - binutils
> GnuWin32 (I downloaded and installed all the packages)
> winDBus 10112006 (not compiled and installed*)
> ActivePerl 5.8.8
> CMake 2.4.6
> win32libs (even the latest mentioned in a recent email to this list)
> kdelibs source via SVN (I had to stop it while it was downloading; I ran
> the update command, and it downloaded some things, and then said it
> can't continue because a file already exists, so I don't know if I have
> it all). I'm running svn up kdelibs as I type, but it's taking a wile
> because svn stops when it tries to add a file that already exists (it
> should overwrite it, not stop completely). If there's a switch I don't
> know about, please tell me.
Simply remove that file and run svn up again
> I will get KDEWin32 and the few libs from kdesupport mentioned in the
> tutorial after I find out what mingw32-make means.
> I also need help with setting the variables for CMake (the tutorial
> didn't mention anything about setting variables for it, except
> I have set the variables for the other things.
> As soon as I can get through svn up kdelibs without it complaining about
> an existing file, I'll send a filelist (please check it to see if I have
> everything).
> *There's a reference to mingw32-make in the "Building KDElibs 4 using
> GCC and MinGW with Qt 4.2" tutorial on, but I don't know
> what that is. I have mingw32-(c++.exe | g++.exe | gcc-3.4.5 | gcc), but
> no mingw32-make.
It's native win32 port of GNUmake, you can get it from mingw site

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