Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Tue Jan 29 06:26:29 PST 2008

On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 08:35:44PM -0600, Robert Daniels wrote:
> Thought I'd share my progress on building KDE4 with everyone.  I think the biggest contribution I have is a nearly-complete dependency list.
> Because of the list, this will be a somewhat long message.
 Thanks, very useful.
> kdebase has been split into kdebase, kdebase-runtime, and kdebase-workspace.  I'm pretty sure kdebase needs to go first, but I am
> uncertain as to the order of the other two.

 I had got as far as looking at some references, but it all looks
fiendishly complicated,

 The "official" notes on how to build it, at
describe it as split into apps, runtime, workspace and say that only
the runtime is required.  They talk about building all three parts
together, but that might be a side-effect of building from trunk
instead of releases (the notes seem to pre-date the "release").

 Being outside-the-loop on kde, I had difficulty understanding why
you would, or would not, want to build plasma (unless you were going
to have a wholly kde4 desktop).

 There was a review at ars.technica [
http://arstechnica.com/reviews/os/kde-40-review.ars ] which points
out this is in many ways still a pre-release (plasma problems, apps
not yet ported).

 The gentoo guide http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/desktop/kde/kde4.xml
might also be helpful, even though it's mostly talking about the
details of the gentoo build system (unmask, keywords) -
particularly note the comment on not letting 3.5 and 4 share the same
configuration files.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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