< Schedules KDE 4.2 Compilation Requirements -- intended to be a comprehensive list of all external software needed to build a full-featured KDE 4.2. Contents 1 Compilers 2 Buildsystem 3 Software Requirements, by Function 3.1 Basic 3.2 Help 3.3 Hardware 3.4 Networking 3.5 Browsing 3.6 Security 3.7 Graphics 3.8 Multimedia 3.9 Development 3.10 Education 4 Software Requirements, by Module Compilers Compiler Requirements. KDE is designed to be portable and hence to compile with a large variety of GNU/Linux, UNIX, Windows and MacOS compilers. However, KDE is advancing very rapidly and the ability of native compilers on various systems to compile KDE depends on users of those systems reporting compile problems to the responsible developers. In addition, the C++ implementation in gcc, the most popular KDE compiler, has been advancing rapidly, and has also recently undergone a major redesign. As a result, KDE will not compile properly with older versions of gcc or their newest unreleased version. Compiler support table Compiler Version Status Comment gcc 3.2 and older Not supported 3.3 Supported 3.4 Supported 4.0 Supported gcc 4.0.0 is not supported 4.1 Supported 4.2 Supported 4.3 Supported Microsoft VisualStudio 6.0 Not supported .NET 2002 Not supported .NET 2003 Supported (.NET )2005 Supported Including the Express version (.NET )2008 Supported Including the Express version SunStudio 11 Not supported 12 Supported See KDE on Solaris for more information Buildsystem Platform Package Level Description Explanation Modules ALL CMake >= 2.6.2 Required CMake is a cross-platform make system used that forms the basis of the KDE4 buildsystem. CMake is required to build all KDE4 code on all platforms. ALL Linux, Unix Make or GNU Make Required Make is a tool which controls the generation of executables and other non-source files of a program from the program's source files. Any version shipped with your operating system should be ok. ALL Software Requirements, by Function Basic Package Level Description Explanation Modules Qt 4.4 >= 4.4.3 Required Qt is the C++ cross-platform GUI toolkit upon which the great majority of KDE is built. Qt is required by all KDE4 code. ALL Shared-Mime-Info >= 0.20 Required The freedesktop.org shared MIME database ALL FreeType Recommended A Free, High-Quality, and Portable Font Engine Better DVI support in okular kdegraphics Help Package Level Description Explanation Modules libxml2 >= 2.4.8 Recommended Libxml provides an XML parser and toolkit. XML is a metalanguage to design markup languages, such as HTML. Libxml is used for reading KDE documentation. Note that even though earlier versions of libxml2 may work, versions 2.4.26 through 2.4.28 have a bug which prevents their use in KDE. kdelibs, kdepimlibs, kdebase, kdeadmin, kdeartwork, kdebindings, kdeedu, kdegames, kdegraphics, kdemultimedia, kdenetwork, kdepim, kdesdk, kdetoys, kdeutils, koffice, kdevelop Hardware Package Level Description Explanation Modules CUPS >= 1.1.9 Optional CUPS (the Common Unix Printing System) is a modern printing architecture for UNIX systems. CUPS provides enhanced printing administration, printing options and usability to all KDE applications. KDE provides tools to configure CUPS. kdelibs, kdebase Networking Package Level Description Explanation Modules pppd Optional Pppd is a PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) daemon. PPP is a common protocol for connecting to the Internet via a modem. Kppp uses pppd to connect to the Internet using a computer POTS modem. kdenetwork LibVNCServer / LibVNCClient >= 0.9.1 (download) Optional LibVNCServer / LibVNCClient is a library for VNC support. KRDC uses LibVNCClient for VNC client support. Krfb uses LibVNCServer for VNC server support. kdenetwork rdesktop >= 1.5.0 Optional rdesktop is a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client. KRDC uses rdesktop for RDP support. kdenetwork Browsing Package Level Description Explanation Modules Java >= 1.3 Recommended Java is a programming language designed for use in the distributed environment of the Internet. Since Netscape integrated Java into its browser, Java has become a popular language for websites. Some websites require the use of Java for some or all of their services. In addition, Java bindings exist for KDE which enables writing KDE applications in the Java language. kdebase, kdebindings Security Package Level Description Explanation Modules OpenSSL >= 0.9.6 Recommended OpenSSL is a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength general purpose cryptography library. KDE uses OpenSSL for the bulk of secure communications, including secure web browsing via HTTPS. kdelibs, kdebase, kdenetwork, kdepim Graphics Package Level Description Explanation Modules OpenGL Recommended OpenGL is an industry-standard API for developing portable, interactive 2D and 3D graphics applications. The 3D hardware acceleration available through the OpenGL API is used in applications ranging from graphics and modellers to screensavers and video players. kdelibs, kdebase, kdegames, kdegraphics, kdemultimedia Poppler-Qt4 Recommended PDF rendering library Adds PDF support to Okular kdegraphics libspectre Recommended PostScript library Adds PostScript support to Okular (including support for printing preview in any KDE application) kdegraphics chmlib Recommended CHM library Adds CHM support to Okular kdegraphics DjVuLibre Recommended DjVu library Adds DjVu support to Okular kdegraphics libTIFF Recommended TIFF library Adds TIFF support to Okular kdegraphics libjpeg Recommended JPEG library Needed for PalmDB documents in Okular kdegraphics ebook-tools Recommended eBook tools Adds EPub support in Okular kdegraphics CUPS lpr and/or lp Recommended CUPS version of lpr or lp commands Needed for advanced printing of PDF, PS, or DjVu docments in Okular kdegraphics Multimedia Package Level Description Explanation Modules ALSA Recommended ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) provides audio and MIDI functionality for Linux. ALSA provides advanced audio support for various KDE multimedia and audio applications kdelibs,kdemultimedia Xine-lib Recommended The Xine libraries are a backend to decode and play various format of multimedia files (audio and video). Phonon uses Xine as its main backend kdebase-runtime Note: at least one Phonon backend must be compiled if you want to have any multimedia support. Development Package Level Description Explanation Modules Subversion Optional Subversion is a revision control system like CVS. KDevelop 3.0 can use Subversion to maintain a revision control repository for projects. There is also a kioslave for Subversion. kdesdk, kdevelop CVS Optional CVS is a revision control system. Cervisia is a graphical frontend for the CVS client. kdesdk Education Package Level Description Explanation Modules OCaml + libfacile Optional Objective Caml is the most popular variant of the Caml language; a Functional Constraint Library OCaml and libfacile are used to implement a chemical equation solver in kalzium kdeedu Python + Boost.Python Optional Python is a programming language.Boost.Python is a Boost library to allow easy interface of C++ to Python. Boost.Python is needed for Python scripting in kig. kdeedu Readline Optional Readline is a library for having an input prompt. It is used in KAlgebra's console version (calgebra). kdeedu Software Requirements, by Module Module Required Recommended Optional Comments kdelibs ALSA (Linux), Perl, GIF, JPEG, LibXml2, LibXslt, PNG, SharedMimeInfo, Strigi, ZLib ACLs, BZip2, Libintl, OpenGL, OpenSSL ASpell, Avahi, DNSSD, Enchant, FAM, Kerberos GSSAPI, HSpell, Jasper, OpenEXR, PCRE, Soprano kdepimlibs Boost, Gpgme LDAP, Sasl2 kdebase-runtime Blitz, Strigi, Xine (Linux,Unix) BZip2, XCB OpenEXR, Samba, Soprano, CLucene kdebase-workspace Blitz, Strigi OpenGL, LibXKlavier BlueZ, Freetype, GLIB2, GObject, NetworkManager, RAW1394, Sensors, LibUSB kdebase-apps Blitz, Strigi Soprano, XKB kdeaccessibility ALSA kdeadmin No compilation requirements kdeartwork Strigi Xscreensaver OpenGL kdeedu Zlib BoostPython, CFitsio, Eigen, Libfacile, Nova, OCaml, OpenBabel2, OpenGL, Readline, SBIG, LibUSB kdegames GGZ, OpenGL kdegraphics Strigi Blitz, Exiv2, JPEG, LibGS, Poppler, SANE, CHM, DjVuLibre, Freetype, Gphoto2, TIFF kdemultimedia ALSA Cdparanoia, FLAC, MusicBrainz, OggVorbis, Taglib, Theora, TunePimp kdenetwork Blitz, Boost, ZLib OpenSSL Decibel, DNSSD, IDN, JPEG, LibVNCServer, LibXml2, LibXslt, QCA2, SLP, Sqlite, Xmms kdepim Boost, QGpgme, Strigi, ZLib OpenSSL GLib2, GNOKII, LibXslt, LibMal, MySQL (Embedded), OpenSync, Pilotlink, QCA2 Only xsltproc needed from the libXslt package kdesdk Strigi LibXml2, LibXslt, Subversion, CVS kdeutils Blitz GMP, LibZip, Python Libs, tpctl kdetoys Strigi Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=Schedules/KDE4/4.2_Requirements&oldid=49833" This page was last edited on 20 December 2008, at 13:51. 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