Building KDE4; where to get help/instructions?

Steven T. Hatton hattons at
Wed Aug 10 17:52:06 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 09 August 2005 20:40, Matt Rogers wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 August 2005 04:07 am, Steven T. Hatton wrote:
> > I really want to stay with the trunk of KDevelop, but that means I need
> > to be able to build KDE4.  I've tried and tried and tried, and I'm not
> > getting anywhere with it.  I can't find instructions on how to build it. 
> > All the pages I've looked at still describe KDE3.x builds.  I've tried
> > both by hand, and with kdesvn-build.  I know this list isn't for building
> > KDE4. Perhaps someone can point me in the direction of helpful
> > information on how to accomplish this?
> right now, kdevelop 4 is not in trunk, so you have no worries here. there
> is a page on that should help you get something for KDE 4 up
> and running

I'm confused.  I have not been able to build KDevelop for over a week.  It now 
requires unsermake 0.4, which I was able to provide from the kdesdk in trunk.  
It also wants Qt4 which I'm currently providing from my snapshot of the 
Troll's rsync.  Once I provided that, I got an error saying "I can't find the 
designer plugins. These are required and should have been installed by 
kdelibs".  When I asked about that, I was told that trunk is now KDE4.  

I really don't like messing with the SuSE-provided RPMs such as kdelibs.  (You 
can ask others on this list how much I resisted the idea of installing my 
KDevelop builds as root.)  Be all that as it may,  I would like to be able to 
build one of the KDevelop images.  My preference is to work with one that 
best supports Qt4.  It seems clear that I'm missing something required by 
trunk.  There was a time when keeping up with the SuSE ftp patches (usually) 
provided all that was needed to build KDevelop.  It looks as though that is 
no longer the case.

I thought that building the core of trunk along with the KDevelop in trunk 
would work.  Unfortunately I have not been able to get arts (or anything 
other than qt-copy and kdesupport) to build.  I'll have a look at the site 
you referenced to see if that helps.


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