Okular building help request

Thomas Friedrichsmeier thomas.friedrichsmeier at ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Fri Feb 26 10:06:11 UTC 2016

Hi Jonathan,

not sure whether this suits your needs, but I'm also a bit curious,
whether my "shortcut" to a KF5 environment on Windows actually works
for people:
It's MinGW, only, ATM. I spend most of the past two days trying to get
an MSVC (2013) version ready, too, but I'm not quite there, yet.

*If* this actually works, I think it would be a great-thing-to-have
(TM) for us application developers trying to get a foothold on Windows.


On Fri, 26 Feb 2016 11:55:25 +1100
Jonathan Schultz <jonathan at imatix.com> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I've been trying to build a recent version of okular (and
> dependencies) for Windows using a variety of methods, with only
> moderate levels of success, and now putting out a cry for help. Here
> is a description of what I have achieved, and where I have failed:
> kde-installer using mingw works fine, although I can only find a
> stable release, ie version 0.16.2 of okular. I also managed to use 
> kde-installer under wine then build using mingw cross-compilation.
> I'm pretty keen on cross-compilation as I want to produce regular
> builds of work I am doing based on okular, and the fewer boxes I need
> to do this the better. So if I could use get kde-installer to find an
> 'unstable' release I'd be happy.
> I then tried using kdesrc-build with cross-compilation on the 
> kf5-minimum branch. I made quite a bit of progress here with just a
> few patches and managed to get 47 out of 61 packages to build. Those
> that wouldn't build all seemed to have problems with various QT5
> cmake configuration files, and my knowledge of cmake and qmake was
> just not enough so I abandoned this path. I'd still love to make this
> work, so if anyone feels like lending a hand, I'd be happy to pick it
> up again.
> So finally I gave in and tried to build under windows using emerge. 
> However my build fell apart with some kind of patch file problem that
> I described (in the wrong place I'm guessing - 130 views and no
> responses) here: https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=107&t=131006
> Once again I'm a bit lost on how to proceed, and given that others
> seem to be able to make emerge work, I'm hoping that someone can help
> with this problem.
> Many thanks,
> Jonathan
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