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    KDE4.2 now in macports

    For anyone interested, KDE 4.2.0 is now in macports. port install away...

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    Re: KDE4.2 now in macports

    That's kinda cool! Does it actually run the full desktop environment on Apple's X server, or is it only the applications that are available?
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    Re: KDE4.2 now in macports

    Quote Originally Posted by 3rdalbum View Post
    That's kinda cool! Does it actually run the full desktop environment on Apple's X server, or is it only the applications that are available?
    No idea but kdebase, kdebase-runtime, kdegraphics, kdemultimedia, kdeedu etc all seem to be there.
    http://www.macports.org/ports.php?by...=2&pagesize=50

    Maybe someone can test it and give feedback... Dunno about things like Phonon, Plasma etc

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    Re: KDE4.2 now in macports

    I fiddled around with macports a year ago & wasn't too impressed with the experience.

    Nothing worked properly for me. Though it may well have been my own fault.

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    Re: KDE4.2 now in macports

    With macports you can install wine, and lots of good stuff. KDE4.x is native OS X. So all KDE4 apps run and behave like a normal OS X application.

    Doing 'sudo port install kdepim-kde4' installs Kontact, which places a little kontact.app application in your Application folder.

    Here is a screenshot:

    http://xs136.xs.to/xs136/09062/kontactedit353.png

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    Re: KDE4.2 now in macports

    Why not just get Parallels or VMware and run a full copy of whatever distro of Linux you want in there, along with a full and uncompromised D.E.-of-your-choice experience?
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    Re: KDE4.2 now in macports

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTheC View Post
    Why not just get Parallels or VMware and run a full copy of whatever distro of Linux you want in there, along with a full and uncompromised D.E.-of-your-choice experience?

    ...

    Because it takes more time and effort to do something like that?

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    Re: KDE4.2 now in macports

    Or dual boot Arch & OSX, using OSX if/while there is still a need; as I do.

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