Category Archives: Common

Kate & Co. on Tour

We used the nice weather for some small trip near Randa between hacking ;=)
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But beside getting a bit fresh air, we did other nice things like fixing together with David Faure of Frameworks fame the issue “how to get automagically icons loaded if you want to bundle them in your installer/app bundle”, see the change: “Add support for loading and using an icontheme in a RCC file automatically.”

Would be nice if you support us to make things like the Randa sprint possible! 😉

New Mac OS X Build Documentation

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.

I think this might be nice to have synergy effects between both ports, thanks to Hannah for hinting to this and the help for setting it up. Might be interesting for the CI, too.

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

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.

Kate/KWrite Application Bundle Update

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.

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Download links:

Thanks to the Randa meetup I got time for this, if you want to sponsor, click the image below 😉