KDE supports several programming languages for KDE 4 development.
Stable and Mature
Support for these languages is mature, fully maintained and suitable for application development:
Support for these languages is still in development:
Bindings Technologies and Embedding
- Smoke - Provides infrastructure which is used for creating bindings for multiple languages such as Ruby, C# and PHP.
- QtScript - The QtScript binding generator.
- SIP - Used to generate the bindings for Python.
Support for Qt3 / KDE3
Building current git master
It is recommended to have the following in ~/.gitconfig:
[url "git://anongit.kde.org/"] insteadOf = kde: [url "ssh://email@example.com/"] pushInsteadOf = kde:
to pull from the anongit servers, but push to the main git server.
Clone the repositories with
git clone kde:smokegen git clone kde:smokeqt git clone kde:smokekde git clone kde:qtruby git clone kde:korundum git clone kde:qyoto git clone kde:kimono git clone kde:perlqt git clone kde:perlkde git clone kde:kross-interpreters
Building happens as usual with
cmake <src-dir> -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr make make install
Smokegen has to be built first, then smokeqt and smokekde. After that you can then build the various language bindings. Note that the KDE bindings part always depends on the Qt part - so you have to build this one first.
kross-interpreters contains the language plugins for kross. They do not depend on any of the above.