What version of KDevelop for Centos 6.6?

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 08:54:39 BST 2017

On Thursday September 07 2017 09:12:05 Kevin Funk wrote:

>> What's a good version for it
>> (including building from scratch)? I've looked at KF5 and QT5 but they seem
>> to be hard to build/install on Centos 6.6.

If you don't mind building all dependencies, have a look at pkgsrc and Gentoo Prefix (which should be the more complete of the two, but doesn't have binary packages at all IIRC). If they don't outright reject CentOS like they do Debian/Ubuntu, you ought to be able to bootstrap either one, tell it to install KDevelop and then go to sleep or on a short holiday depending on how fast your machine is.

The only thing I think I know of CentOS is that it's one of those distros that are the opposite of rolling. Having a more or less complete (for your use) userland installed in a prefix (say /opt/local), under control of a maintenance utility and that won't interfere with the system tools can be extremely useful. 

>We're still lacking documentation how to install Craft on Linux, but you can 
>follow the instructions for macOS at this point.

That's the world on its head :D

>> Would a KDevelop 4.x be easy to
>> build?
>Definitely not, I wouldn't go that route.

Well, depending on what version of Qt CentOS 6 ships it may be less work to install that version. But I'm with Kevin that I wouldn't go that route if I had the choice. I used KDevelop 4 and 5 in parallel for a relatively long time but it's at least a year now that I've only launched the old version very occasionally, for comparison.

KDevelop5 does seem to need more RAM to breathe though.


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