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!
It seems the Kate Alpha Release in January was well received by some users. So we are happy to announce that we are releasing an updated Windows installer for Kate (64bit) today. Essentially, this is the same version that is shipped with the KDE Applications 16.04 release under Linux.
- Kate-setup-16.04.1-64bit.exe (64bit) installer, compiled on Windows 10
- If you have git in your PATH, then the Kate Projects plugin will work as expected.
- As mentioned in the previous post, you may want to also install D-Bus for Windows, so that all documents opened use the same Kate instance.
- You can compile Kate yourself with Visual Studio 2015 community edition by following the steps in kate-windows.git. For me, a few tweaks were necessary, though: If some modules do not compile, just run the cmake build command again (and again). The “NMake Makefiles JOM” do not work for me, I had to use “Visual Studio 14 2015 Win64” generator. You can start the Visual Studio with `devenv KateOnWindows.sln`. If you have further questions, please contact us on the mailing list.
Screenshot of running Kate under Windows 10:
If you want to contribute or have questions, please contact the Kate developers on email@example.com (subscribe). Also, you can sometimes reach us via IRC on irc.freenode.net in the channel #kate.
Further, if you want to support Kate and the KDE project in general, it is very much appreciated if you donate to the KDE e.V., KDE’s support organization – thank you! 🙂
if you have a Windows Phone (e.g. Lumia or similar), then please help us on MTP & Windows Phones so we can find the correct patch to make these devices work in the kio-mtp io slave.
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):
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:
You can use a plain Qt and current KDE Frameworks & Kate master to get that running. Guess the next goal would be to get KIO working without patching Qt, lets see how much work that is.
P.S. With the guide in mac.txt you should be able to try out how to port other KDE based applications, too, and get a application bundle, as most stuff should be available now, for the average application. How to use some bundled Breeze icon set can be found here, just call code like that after QApplication is constructed:
Where to put the Breeze resource see mac.txt (its actually toplevel in the <app>.app folder, not in Resources like told by Qt docs).