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Re: New developer



Cody Tracy wrote:
Kevin Kofler wrote:
Bernardo Innocenti <bernie <at> codewiz.org> writes:

Or if you hate packaging, you could just use my packages to develop some
nice KDE 4 app and have me or somebody else package it for Fedora.

Is there a yum repo for these?


As I said, they are in the unstable repository at kde-redhat.


I'm surprised RPMs are already being distributed, because I'm building
KDE4 from sources quite often and it's a very lucky day when the SVN
checkouts build at all.


I took the 3.80.3 developer snapshot, that one is at least known to compile. I then cherry-picked a few bugfixes from current SVN and backported these.

I'm not going to upgrade wholesale to a new snapshot before Alpha 1.


So far, the result of starting kde4 apps ranged from "crashes immediately"
to "opens a window that doesn't respond to input". This includes core
stuff like Konqueror and Kicker.


Konqueror 3.80.3 starts up with one of the patches I backported. (In unpatched 3.80.3, it would only work if you give it a URL to open, otherwise it crashed immediately.) It's possible some other changes in current SVN broke it again, but 3.80.3 with the patch works.

Kicker is deprecated and being replaced with Plasma, so it probably shouldn't be expected to work. I don't recommend running a full KDE 4 session yet anyway, instead run KDE 3 (or even GNOME) and then fire up the individual KDE 4 apps you want to try out inside that session. My parallel-installation patches should make that work seamlessly.

Now, there's definitely a lot of stuff which is still buggy. The packages are in "unstable" for a reason. But they're good enough for their intended purpose, which is to allow developing apps using the KDE 4 libs.

        Kevin Kofler


Well, can anyone point me in the right direction to get started?  Docs,
desired applications and such?  I'm sure I can find the docs on the KDE
4 libs but I'm not sure where to find redhat specific documentation.  I
could most definitely write some front ends for these system apps.  Just
need the docs.

Thanks


Keep in mind that I've only been programming for about 2 years in
Windows at my job so if possible I would like someone that has been
working on this project to look over my code and make sure I didn't do
something stupid.  I do have a project at work for linux though and I'm
using Qt4, sane, and libtiff for this.  I really like this project and I
would like to contribute what I can.

Thanks again.



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