KDE and Gnome and Other Miscellaneous Stuff

Fool that I am, I decided to help out kconger in getting his Gnome 2.4 stuff ready for Fink. Because Gnome dropped support for older Xft’s in 2.4, Gnome 2.4 is only going into the 10.3 tree (in which XFree86 4.2 support is deprecated). We’ve been doing a lot of work, him getting the packages ported and updated, and me doing test builds and fixing deps. I expect it should be going into unstable pretty soon, it’s starting to shape up pretty nicely.
I’m also working on getting KDE 3.2 beta1 and friends into the 10.2-gcc3.3 tree. Once that’s done I’ll move them forward to 10.3. So far it’s shaping up to be a pretty sweet release.
Turns out that XFree86 4.3 is not completely binary compatible with 4.2! The freetype2 that comes with 4.2 has (deprecated) symbols that were removed in the freetype2 in XFree86 4.3. I’ve notified Torrey and he’s re-enabled the compatibility bits for a future XFree86 release; I’ve been looking into making an X snapshot so that XDarwin will work again on the Panther tree.
Looks like Qt has an upgrade issue too, related to UIC. I’m hoping to have a fixed package in cvs tonight. It only affects people moving from 3.2.1 to 3.2.2, as far as I’m aware…

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12 comments to KDE and Gnome and Other Miscellaneous Stuff

  • Chris

    okay… would that be why I am getting a bunch of strange “undefined reference” errors when I try to start up KDE?
    fresh install of Fink and a fresh 10.3 install. The error is a undefined reference to _FT_Access_Frame expected to be defined in /usr/X11R6/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib….
    I will reinstall libfreetype and see what happens.

  • Yes, that’s why. The fix is to rebuild qt3 for now, not freetype. Possibly other things.

  • Chris

    cool… I will rebuild qt3 from source and see what happens.
    thanks.

  • Chris

    Your lucky. Everytime I try to start KDE on my fresh Panther clean install I get ‘kdeinit’ not found. Weird.

  • Chris

    that last post must be from another Chris…. dang that was a popular name for a few years….

  • Chris

    update:
    recompiled qt-shlibs from source. KDE now fires over but I can not click on any windows once the desktop is up. I can however bring up the desktop menu to log out!?
    If this is something that will be fixed by the new voodoo to follow no biggy I can wait. If this is something that is unknown let me know and I will copy some of the console output and xterm outputs to help in tracing back..

  • See the rootless warning in ‘fink info bundle-kde’ (or any other kde app).

  • Chris

    uuuuuuhhhhhh… whats a readme? *S*.. sorry. Bad habits die hard.

  • Chris

    update of the update or the er…
    all things are good in KDE land for me… just had to disable the icons on the desktop and voila back in bidness.
    I don’t know which is odder that it works on my powerbook (with icons still on the desktop in rootless 10.2.8), or that I expected it to work the same way between major system revisions…. I think that last one is a bit odder. Its been biting me in the butt since system 7!
    and on a slightly different note…..
    have you noticed that when you double click on the executable for a *nix app in the bin directory it fires up Apples X11 and the application? I sat around for a good hour just giggling like an idiot going through the /sw/bin folder firing up all kinds of things…heck I was installing stuff just TOO fire it over….
    I think I may need to get a hobby….

  • Bradley

    Any ideas when us Lay users will see gnome 2.4?

  • Bradley

    and not to seem unappreciative…
    THANKS TO YOU BOTH FOR DOING THIS!!!!!
    Seriously.. thanks for both KDE and Gnome in fink. I for one really appreciate the work you guys are doing!

  • Gnome 2.4 is basically building, but has some weird font problems that need to be fixed before it can be released. I hope it’ll be soon.