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== Building KDE Frameworks based software on Mac OS X ==
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* Install Qt (use the official Qt installer, recommended version Qt >= 5.6)
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* Install homebrew and get some basic dependencies (http://brew.sh/)
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/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
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brew install cmake
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brew install p7zip
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brew install python3.5
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brew install gettext
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* Prepare some build directory in your home directory, here we assume:
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mkdir ~/kf
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* Switch to this build dir
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cd ~/kf
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* Get the unix3 branch of KDE emerge
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git clone kde:emerge
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cd emerge
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git checkout unix3
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cd ~/kf5
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== Installing KDE software on Mac OSX ==
 
== Installing KDE software on Mac OSX ==
  

Revision as of 16:53, 14 June 2016

Building KDE Frameworks based software on Mac OS X

  • Install Qt (use the official Qt installer, recommended version Qt >= 5.6)
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
brew install cmake
brew install p7zip
brew install python3.5
brew install gettext
  • Prepare some build directory in your home directory, here we assume:
mkdir ~/kf
  • Switch to this build dir
cd ~/kf
  • Get the unix3 branch of KDE emerge

git clone kde:emerge cd emerge git checkout unix3 cd ~/kf5

Installing KDE software on Mac OSX

The easiest way to do this is to use one of the Mac build systems which will automatically resolve all the dependencies for you. Unfortunately, this can be a very long process, taking up to 2 or more days. As at December 2012 MacPorts is currently recommended as it is the most up-to-date.

Installing using MacPorts

As of June 2016, the latest available and supported version is KDE SC 4.14.3.

Instructions are provided on TechBase for installing a development environment using MacPorts. If you want a user installation then just skip the final 'Configure your KDE development environment' section.

Additional information:

Installing using Fink

As of June 2016, the latest available and supported version is KDE SC 4.14.6.

The Fink packages allow you to install KDE SC 4 as either Qt/X11 or Qt/Mac (native) packages by selecting either packages ending in "-x11" or "-mac", for example "kdebase4-x11" and "kdebase4-mac".

Additionally, the Fink packages allow the running of the Plasma desktop in X11 mode. Just install "kdebase4-workspace-x11" to install it.

The Fink KDE software packages will be installed in /sw/opt/kde4/x11 or /sw/opt/kde4/mac respectively. They also are able to start D-Bus for you as long as you run "/sw/bin/init.sh" normally, or when you open a terminal, if you have run the path setup script in the Fink installer.

Installing using Homebrew

Installing KDevelop and Kate using Homebrew (KDE4-based)

As of June 2016, the latest available and supported version is KDE SC 4.14.3.

You can tap this repository into your homebrew. It installs the following apps and all their dependencies:

  • KDevelop
  • Kate
  • Konversation
  • Massif Visualizer

Please carefully follow installation instructions on that above page.

Installing KDE Frameworks 5 using Homebrew

As of June 2016, the latest available and supported version is KDE SC 5.22.0.

You can tap this repository into your homebrew. It adds KDE Frameworks 5 packages (and all their dependencies) and some applications that already make use of them (e.g. Kate and Kwrite). As of March 28th, 2014 the repository still is experimental as the developer tries to get them into a working state. Hints and patches are welcome.

Please carefully follow installation instructions.

Standalone Application Installers

Some KDE applications provide a standalone installer, usually in a Qt only mode and missing some KDE software integration features.

Running KDE Applications

Please see the distribution notes for MacPorts / Fink / Homebrew formulas you are using. You may need to run the following steps once after installation:

sudo chown -R $USER ~/Library/Preferences/KDE
sudo launchctl load  -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.freedesktop.dbus-system.plist

Sometimes, Installer.app fails to run the post-install. If things are acting funny, try running these two commands in a terminal:

sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchAgents/org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist
/opt/local/bin/kbuildsycoca4

Getting Help

IRC:

  • #kde-mac on Freenode

Mailing list:

Forums:

Bugs:

Continuous Integration

In the Frameworks section of this wiki you find more information about Continuous Integration on Mac and other systems.


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