New Mac OS X Build Documentation

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
During the Mac OS X platform meeting here at Randa, the point was made that the current build documentation for Mac OS X is a bit lacking, as e.g. the steps to create an application bundle are only documented somewhere for Kate, Krita, KDevelop, … but in no central place. I started to writeup a new howto at the mac.kde.org page that utilizes emerge for the heavy lifting like the KDE Windows team uses it. Read More

Updated bundles, now release builds and less frameworks

Monday, 13 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
I updated the bundles, now they are release builds of Kate & KWrite and they contain less frameworks. The size is only one half of the last bundles, less than 50 MB per app. Visit “Get It” for the download links or below. Mac Application Bundles Kate 16.07.70 (Update 1) KWrite 16.07.70 (Update 1)

New “Get It” page & “Build It” split out

Monday, 13 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
As we now have some binaries available for Windows & Mac, I renovated the “Get It” page. You now have there links to the latest versions of our binaries (installer for Windows & application bundle for Mac) beside the link to the distribution packages for Linux/BSD/* as provided by our dear packagers. For building Kate from sources, we now have the building instructions on a separate “Build It” page. We will try to update the binary builds in the next days at Randa. Read More

Kate/KWrite Application Bundle Update

Monday, 13 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
I just created new bundles for Kate & KWrite. By accident they are a bit large, as stuff as web engine is moved to the bundle, but they should work ;=) How to create them? mac.txt in kate.git shows how that works. But you need a macqtdeploy with the patch for QTBUG-48836. Download links: Kate 16.07.70 KWrite 16.07.70 Thanks to the Randa meetup I got time for this, if you want to sponsor, click the image below ;)

Randa Meeting 2016 – Tomorrow on Tour ;=)

Saturday, 11 June 2016 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
Tomorrow I will start to travel to the Randa Meeting 2016. I hope I can help to make it possible to spread KF5 based stuff more easy on platforms like Windows & Mac. Lets see what can be done, will be an interesting week ;=) If you want to support us, please consider to donate, we have a fundraising campaign running!

Kate on Windows

Thursday, 28 January 2016 | Kåre Särs
NOTE: Please refer to Get It for up-to-date Windows versions It took some time but here is now an installer for Kate on Windows. First the proof :) [][2]The installer [][3]An example of what it can look like There are still some things that needs fixing. The current installer is built from git master and not from released packages so the translation stuff hat you usually get with the release packages are missing. Read More

Kate/KWrite on Mac – More Icons & More Plugins

Saturday, 24 October 2015 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
After a bit more work, toolbars (and other places ;=) have icons, too. More Kate plugins do work, like the nice project plugin I use the whole day, see: Updated .dmg files can be found at (alpha quality, only tested on Mac OS 10.10): ftp://kate-editor.org/cullmann/kate-20151024.dmg ftp://kate-editor.org/cullmann/kwrite-20151024.dmg Help to get more stuff working and fix the remaining crashs is highly appreciated. A script how to build that all can be found at: Read More

Alpha Kate & KWrite Application Bundles

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
Hi, with my latest changes in kate.git, icons work, too, on windows and mac, without any qt patch, if you put some qt resource file containing breeze inside your share or Resources folder (one up from the application binary). mac.txt contains the rcc calls needed to create such a package and all others things you need to run to get .dmg files. (you need Qt 5.5.0 + a recent CMake + XCode with command line stuff enabled) Read More

KWrite on Mac – Application Bundle

Monday, 19 October 2015 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
Hi, after one week of patching frameworks (and KWrite/Kate), the first success can be seen: a kind of working application bundle for KWrite. Still no icons, need to set icon theme + search paths right and bundle that, too, but need to investigate more how the icon lookup works. You can build the stuff on your own just following kate.git/mac.txt and calling once the macdeployqt tool afterwards on the /Applications/KDE/kwrite.app bundle (with -dmg to get the disk image file). Read More

Kate on Mac, HiDPI

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | Christoph Cullmann | Tags:  planet
Kate runs ;=) But as you can see, we have no icons, but that is as no work was invested into it and not even any icons are installed ;=) I will maintain a guide how to build it on mac in the kate.git/mac.txt file. At the moment, this is all not that nice. Kate is able to open files via file dialog and it renders OK, modulo some glitches. Read More