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Building KDE4 From Source/KDE Development Platform
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Introduction

The KDE Development Platform contains a number of KDE modules that form the foundation for all KDE Software.

If you are only interested in developing a KDE Application and not the KDE Development Platform itself then your distribution packages may be sufficient for these requirements, but Unstable development may require the latest Unstable versions to be built from source.

Required Steps

You need to have completed the following steps:

KDE Libraries

KDE Libraries (kdelibs) is the core library of the KDE Development Platform.

Project Page https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdelibs
Easy Repository git clone kde:kdelibs.git
Full Repository git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kdelibs.git


KDE Libraries Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
Shared desktop ontologies  ?? >= 0.6.50  ?? Support for the Nepomuk semantic desktop system.
This is needed if you intend to install kdepimlibs
Grantlee  ?? >= 0.1.0  ?? Grantlee is used for generating compilable code by the ModelEventLogger.
Without Grantlee, the logger will do nothing.
Aspell  ?? Spell checking support via Aspell.
HSpell  ?? Spell checking support for Hebrew.

KDE PIM Libraries

KDE PIM Libraries (kdepimlibs) is the PIM library of the KDE Development Platform.

Project Page https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdepimlibs
Easy Repository git clone kde:kdepimlibs.git
Full Repository git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kdepimlibs.git


KDE PIM Libraries Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
[http:// Project] Yes A library for

Troubleshooting

If cmake tells you that it can not find Nepomuk, it may be that you are missing some of the nepomuk dependencies of kdelibs.

The solution is to rebuild kdelibs with the missing dependencies.

KDE Runtime

KDE Runtime (kde-runtime) is the runtime component of the KDE Development Platform.

Project Page https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kde-runtime/
Easy Repository git clone kde:kde-runtime.git
Full Repository git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kde-runtime.git


Project Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
[http:// Project] Yes A library for

KActivities

API for using and interacting with Activities as a consumer, application adding information to them or as an activity manager.

Project Page https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdelibs/kactivities
Easy Repository git clone kde:kactivities
Full Repository git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kactivities


Project Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
[http:// Project] Yes A library for

Kate

TODO: Does it belong here or Apps?

Kate is the text editor component for the KDE Development Platform.

Project Page https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdebase/kate
Easy Repository git clone kde:kate.git
Full Repository git clone git://anongit.kde.org/kate.git


Kate Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
[http:// Project] Yes A library for

Konsole

TODO: Does it belong here or Apps?

Konsole is the terminal emulator component for the KDE Development Platform.

Project Page https://projects.kde.org/projects/kde/kdebase/konsole
Easy Repository git clone kde:konsole.git
Full Repository git clone git://anongit.kde.org/konsole.git


Konsole Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
[http:// Project] Yes A library for

KDE SDK

The KDE SDK Module is not strictly speaking part of the KDE Development Platform, but it contains many useful tools and scripts that make developing KDE Software a lot easier and so is recommended to always be built or installed.

Project Page http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdesdk/
Easy Repository svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE/kdesdk/
Full Repository svn checkout svn://anonsvn.kde.org/home/kde/trunk/KDE/kdesdk/


KDE SDK Build Requirements
Requirement Stable Requires Unstable Requires Devel Pkgs? Details
[http:// Project] Yes A library for

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