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Month: July 2011

Trinity on OSX via MacPorts

From: Marko Käning <MK-MacPorts@...>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2011 11:29:52 +0200
Hi devs,

yesterday I had a very pleasant chat via IRC with kb9vqf on #trinity-desktop concerning the topic of bringing trinity to Mac OS X.

Since the ports qt3 and qt3-mac as well as all the KDE3 stuff aren't really maintained anymore on MacPorts it would be very interesting to try and port trinity for the Mac more natively.

I'll try to set build your latest version of qt3 (3.3.8d?) from your git repo. (From the current qt3 port sources at MacPorts I see that already tons of patches are incorporated…)

Once that is figured out I would try to move forward with kdelibs, kdepimlibs, kderuntime and probably others. My final objective is to bring trinity on MacPorts to a stage that KMyMoney 1.0.5 can be build, since KMyMoney4 on KDE4 on MacOSX still shows loads of quircks and is noticeably slower as well.

But I guess this might be a long way, since all the X11 stuff and god knows what else needs to be working nicely with trinity.


For that I guess I should at first know which dependencies I need to fulfill to successfully build qt3 for a start.

Hints and help welcome. :-)


I am surprised and happy about the fact that KDE3 isn't dead. I know that KDE4 has many interesting and modern features and technologies, but it's unfortunately still not as stable as the mature 3.5.*. I guess it tries to much to become more like MacOSX…

I always liked KDE3 on my Linuxes during the past years, so it's great to know that there is a community which is still trying to keep this nice project going.

Greets,
Marko