< Getting Started | Build | Historic Revision as of 06:51, 22 August 2009 (view source)Rhabacker (talk | contribs) (added installer images)← Older edit Revision as of 06:53, 22 August 2009 (view source) Rhabacker (talk | contribs) (updated sumary steps, setting path and kdedirs is not required)Newer edit → Line 18: Line 18: (although if you are building KDE4 on Windows you may prefer to use the emerge system to build KDE and its requirements from latest source); (although if you are building KDE4 on Windows you may prefer to use the emerge system to build KDE and its requirements from latest source); see [[Getting Started/Build/KDE4/Windows]]. see [[Getting Started/Build/KDE4/Windows]]. + === Summary of Steps === === Summary of Steps === −* Visit http://www.winkde.org/pub/kde/ports/win32/installer/+* Download and save the latest version of the installer from [http://www.winkde.org/pub/kde/ports/win32/installer/kdewin-installer-gui-latest.exe here] to a directory, e.g. <tt>C:\KDE4</tt> −* Download and save the latest version to a directory, e.g. <tt>C:\KDE4</tt>+* Run the installer, download and install what you need (see [[#Download needed packages|Download needed packages]] below). −* Run the installer, download what you need (see [[#Download needed packages|Download needed packages]] below).+* Try to run a KDE application from the windows start menu (see for KDE x.x.x Release entry) −* Add a KDEDIRS environment variable (Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Environment Variables, click [New] User variable and create Variable name <tt>KDEDIRS</tt> with Variable value the directory where you installed KDE4, e.g. <tt>C:\KDE4</tt>). −* <b>Add your lib directory and your bin directory to your Windows %PATH%</b>. (Start > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Environment Variables, double-click the Path System Variable and add "<tt>%KDEDIRS%\lib;%KDEDIRS%\bin</tt>" to your path separated by semicolon.) −* If you don't have Visual Studio 2005 installed, download and install the "Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)" [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=200B2FD9-AE1A-4A14-984D-389C36F85647&displaylang=en] −* Try running a Qt application in the <tt>bin</tt> directory, such as linguist.exe −* If that works, try running a KDE application such as <tt>kwrite.exe</tt>. === Download needed packages === === Download needed packages === Revision as of 06:53, 22 August 2009 Contents 1 Projects/KDE_on_Windows/Installation 2 KDE Installer for Windows 2.1 Summary of Steps 2.2 Download needed packages 2.3 Issues with KDE Installer for Windows 3 Testing your installation 3.1 Startup, shutdown, and diagnosing problems 4 Fine-tuning 4.1 Common step: editing the kdeglobals file 4.2 Set Oxygen style for widgets 4.3 Set Tahoma (Windows default font) for widgets 4.4 Change the mouse to Double Click 4.5 Change locale and country settings 4.6 Change native/KDE file dialogs 5 Status 5.1 Package status and contents Projects/KDE_on_Windows/Installation Languages: عربي | Asturianu | Català | Česky | Kaszëbsczi | Dansk | Deutsch | English | Esperanto | Español | Eesti | فارسی | Suomi | Français | Galego | Italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | Norwegian | Polski | Português Brasileiro | Română | Русский | Svenska | Slovenčina | Slovenščina | српски | Türkçe | Tiếng Việt | Українська | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 Note Perhaps actual developers should summarize status of KDE4 on Windows here, while we encourage users to describe their experiences on the Talk page? KDE Installer for Windows You can use this installer to download and install the various binary packages that you need to run KDE applications on MS Windows. KDE is free and open source so you can build all the applications "from scratch" from their source code; but as a convenience for others, volunteers create these pre-compiled packages and make them available on the Internet. Disclaimer These are early days for KDE4 on Windows, some programs work better than others and some fail to run altogether. If you experience any problems please have a look into our mailing list. You can also use the KDE Installer for Windows to install source code and the packages that you need to build KDE4 on Windows (although if you are building KDE4 on Windows you may prefer to use the emerge system to build KDE and its requirements from latest source); see Getting Started/Build/KDE4/Windows. Summary of Steps Download and save the latest version of the installer from here to a directory, e.g. C:\KDE4 Run the installer, download and install what you need (see Download needed packages below). Try to run a KDE application from the windows start menu (see for KDE x.x.x Release entry) Download needed packages When you run KDE-installer for the first time, you'll see the welcome screen. Since it's your first launch leave the checkbox below unchecked. Proceed to the next screen, where you choose the KDE4 installation directory. It can be anything you prefer, e.g. C:\KDE4. On the next screen, define who you are: End User or Developer. The End User installation installs only binary packages and libraries needed to run KDE application. Package Manager mode provides you also with the source code for all packages needed to build KDE from scratch. Then you need to decide what compiler to use - MinGW or MSVC. Proceed to the next screen and there choose the directory where all the downloaded packages will be stored. Let it be something like C:\KDE4-tmp or C:\KDE4-packages. The next screen will ask you to choose your internet connection type, particularly whether or not you're using a proxy. If you don't use a proxy server, just click 'Next'. If you are unsure of whether you're using proxy or if you have web browser configured to work with it properly, choose the second or the third option, according to your favourite web-browser. If you'd like to set all the settings manually - choose the last option and go ahead. When you click the 'Next' button the (currently, rather short) list of available servers will be loaded and you could choose the one closest to you. When you click 'Next', a list of available releases on the selected server will be shown. Depending on the server there may be stable and/or unstable release available. Some unstable releases may only be available from www.winkde.org because the kde mirrors provides only a limited range of unstable releases. After selecting a release an a click on the 'Next' button, the list of all available packages will be loaded and processed, providing you with the list of package groups you can select for further installation. The short description next to each group of packages should make your choice easier. Select the packages you need. Proceed to the next screen. Here you can see all the required dependencies, or software necessary to support the choices you've made. Click 'Next' to download them all. After all the packages are downloaded they'll be unpacked and processed by the installer. The final window will tell that your KDE installation for Windows is complete. Issues with KDE Installer for Windows If something goes wrong during installation, for example a file can't be replaced because it is still in use, the installer may still report successful completion. If you see any alert or failure message from the installer, when it completes, quit and re-run it. If that didn't help and you think it's a bug, please report to  Testing your installation Navigate to the bin directory. See if you can run the Qt program assistant.exe. Qt programs have fewer dependencies than a full-blown KDE application. If that works, try running a simple KDE application, such as lskat.exe from the kdegames package. Look into your start menu: there will be a new entry KDE 4.XX.XX Release. Below that folder you can find all the apps you installed. Startup, shutdown, and diagnosing problems The first KDE program you run should automatically invoke kdeinit4.exe, the KDE initialization app, which starts background KDE applications and services like dbus-daemon, klauncher and kded4. The first time you save or open, another background application, kioslave, will start. These background KDE applications and services remain running after you close KDE applications. If you want you can shut them down by running kdeinit4 --terminate from a command prompt. You can run kdeinit4 --list from a command prompt to see what processes are running. kdeinit4 has other useful options documented elsewhere. Fine-tuning Common step: editing the kdeglobals file Unless otherwise stated you make all the setting changes below by editing the kdeglobals file in the directory %APPDATA%\.kde\share\config\ with any text editor (such as kwrite). (Note that for versions older than 4.0.85 the file is in %USERPROFILE%\.kde\share\config\kdeglobals.) %APPDATA% (and %USERPROFILE%) is different for different Windows users/versions/locales; in a command prompt, entering the command cd %APPDATA% will switch to it, effectively telling you what it is. Set Oxygen style for widgets The default KDE widget style on Windows is the native one. The Oxygen style installs with basic KDE installation (as a plugin library %KDEROOT%\lib\kde4\plugins\styles\oxygen.dll), so it can be used as well. To set it for a single user: edit kdeglobals locate the General section (a line containing the text "[General]"). If there is no General section, create one. Within the General section ([General]), edit the line containing widgetStyle=.... so that it reads widgetStyle=oxygen. If there is no such widgetStyle=... line, create it. Newly started applications should be displayed with the Oxygen style now. Set Tahoma (Windows default font) for widgets To set it for a single user: edit kdeglobals locate the General section (a line containing the text "[General]"). If there is no General section, create one. Within the General section ([General]), add these two lines: font=Tahoma menuFont=Tahoma Newly started applications should use this font now. Note: this works for any font you have installed. Change the mouse to Double Click To change the mouse to use double click: Add a new section with a line: [KDE] SingleClick=false Newly started applications (Dolphin and Konqueror) should use double click now. Change locale and country settings To change locale setting: Add a new section with the line: [Locale] Country=** Language=** Replace ** with your lowercase alpha-2 country code, e.g. pl for Poland; of course, you need to install your language localization package. Change native/KDE file dialogs To chose native or KDE file dialog: Add a new section with the lines: [KFileDialog Settings] Native=false Either set Native to true or false. Status Using kdewin-installer-gui-0.9.3.exe to install 4.1.3 packages: starting a KDE program correctly starts dbus-daemon.exe many games run choosing File > Open correctly starts klauncher.exe, kioslave.exe and kded4.exe, and runs kbuildsycoca4.exe as needed. Full-text search in khelpcenter does not work because Perl scripts are disabled. Many applications have a generic icon in Windows Explorer. Multimedia support should work, although video support might be missing (from the backend) General notes: There are many other KDE programs that are not part of KDE 4.0.0 and are not currently packaged for MS Windows. By design, KDE-windows does not provide the full-blown KDE desktop, a preview on the plasma shell replacement will be available in 4.1.2 - Nevertheless this does not rely on kwin/X11 which means that desktop effects are not available Some KDE programs use UNIX-specific features, such as konsole's use of pseudo-terminals, and thus are difficult (read: currently impossible) to port to MS Windows. Package status and contents package status contains applications amarok packaged Amarok music player Digikam packaged Photo management kdebase-apps packaged Konqueror, Dolphin, KWrite, folderview etc. kdebase-workspace packaged Plasma, Wallpapers, Solid, etc. kdeedu packaged Marble, Parley, KStars, KHangman, etc. kdegames packaged Kgoldrunner, Kpat, KMahjongg, etc. kdegraphics packaged Okular, kolourpaint, gwenview, etc. kdemultimedia packaged JuK, etc. kdenetwork packaged Kopete, KGet, etc. kdepim not packaged KMail, AKregator, etc. kdesdk packaged Kate, Umbrello, etc. kdetoys packaged KTeatime, etc. kdeutils packaged KGpg, KWallet, Okteta, etc. koffice packaged KWord, Krita, Karbon, etc. (Beta 3) ktorrent packaged the KTorrent utility konversation packaged the KDE IRC client (alpha 3) Retrieved from "https://techbase.kde.org/index.php?title=Getting_Started/Build/Historic/KDE4_Windows&oldid=44131" Category: MS Windows Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.