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= KDE 4.0 Compilation Requirements =
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== Compilers ==
 
<em>Compiler Requirements.</em> KDE is designed to be portable and hence to compile with a large variety of GNU/Linux, UNIX, Windows and MacOS compilers.
 
However, KDE is advancing very rapidly and the ability of native compilers on various systems to compile KDE depends on users of those systems [http://bugs.kde.org reporting] compile problems to the responsible developers.
 
 
 
In addition, the C++ implementation in [http://gcc.gnu.org gcc], the most popular KDE compiler, has been advancing rapidly, and has also recently undergone a major redesign. As a result, KDE will not compile properly with older versions of gcc or their newest unreleased version.
 
 
 
{|border=1 cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
|+ Compiler support table
 
|-
 
! Compiler !! Version !! Status !! Comment
 
|-
 
! rowspan=7 | gcc
 
|style="background:red"| 3.2 and older
 
|style="background:red"| Not supported
 
|
 
|-
 
|style="background:green"| 3.3
 
|style="background:green"| Supported
 
|
 
|-
 
|style="background:green"| 3.4
 
|style="background:green"| Supported
 
|
 
|-
 
|style="background:green"| 4.0
 
|style="background:green"| Supported
 
| 4.0.0 is not supported
 
|-
 
|style="background:green"| 4.1
 
|style="background:green"| Supported
 
|
 
|-
 
|style="background:green"| 4.2
 
|style="background:green"| Supported
 
|
 
|-
 
|style="background:yellow"| 4.3
 
|style="background:yellow"| Experimental
 
| May or may not work, but patches are accepted
 
|-
 
! rowspan=5 | Microsoft VisualStudio
 
|style="background:red"| 6.0
 
|style="background:red"|Not supported
 
|-
 
|style="background:red"| .NET 2002
 
|style="background:red"| Not supported
 
|
 
|-
 
|style="background:green"| .NET 2003
 
|style="background:green"| Supported
 
|
 
|-
 
|style="background:green"| .NET 2005
 
|style="background:green"| Supported
 
| Including the Express version
 
|-
 
|style="background:green"| .NET 2008
 
|style="background:green"| Supported
 
| No reports yet of success, but there shouldn't be problems
 
|-
 
! rowspan=3 | SunStudio
 
|style="background:yellow"| 11
 
|style="background:yellow"| Unknown
 
|
 
|-
 
|style="background:green"| 12
 
|style="background:green"| Ongoing
 
| Support is being worked on
 
|}
 
 
 
== Software Requirements ==
 
=== Basic ===
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
|-
 
! Package
 
! Level
 
! Description
 
! Explanation
 
! Modules
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.trolltech.com Qt >= 4.3]
 
|style="background:red"| Required
 
|| Qt is the C++ cross-platform GUI toolkit upon which the great majority of KDE is built.
 
|| Qt is required by all KDE modules.
 
|| kdelibs,<br> kdepimlibs,<br> kdebase,<br> kdeadmin,<br> kdeartwork,<br> kdebindings,<br> kdeedu,<br> kdegames,<br> kdegraphics,<br> kdemultimedia,<br> kdenetwork,<br> kdepim,<br> kdesdk,<br> kdetoys,<br> kdeutils,<br> koffice,<br> kdevelop
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.freetype.org/ FreeType]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| A Free, High-Quality, and Portable Font Engine
 
|| Better DVI support in okular
 
|| kdegraphics
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.foo.org FooPackage]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| Foo description
 
|| Foo explanation
 
|| kdemodule,<br> kdemodule,<br> kdemodule
 
|}
 
 
 
=== Help ===
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
|-
 
! Package
 
! Level
 
! Description
 
! Explanation
 
! Modules
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.xmlsoft.org libxml2 >= 2.4.8]
 
|style="background:yellow"| Recommended
 
|| Libxml provides an XML parser and toolkit. XML is a metalanguage to design markup languages, such as HTML.
 
|| Libxml is used for reading KDE documentation. Note that even though earlier versions of libxml2 may work, versions 2.4.26 through 2.4.28 have a bug which prevents their use in KDE.
 
|| kdelibs,<br> kdepimlibs,<br> kdebase,<br> kdeadmin,<br> kdeartwork,<br> kdebindings,<br> kdeedu,<br> kdegames,<br> kdegraphics,<br> kdemultimedia,<br> kdenetwork,<br> kdepim,<br> kdesdk,<br> kdetoys,<br> kdeutils,<br> koffice,<br> kdevelop
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.foo.org FooPackage]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| Foo description
 
|| Foo explanation
 
|| kdemodule,<br> kdemodule,<br> kdemodule
 
|}
 
 
 
=== Hardware ===
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
|-
 
! Package
 
! Level
 
! Description
 
! Explanation
 
! Modules
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.cups.org CUPS >= 1.1.9]
 
|style="background:green"| Optional
 
|| CUPS (the Common Unix Printing System) is a modern printing architecture for UNIX systems.
 
|| CUPS provides enhanced printing administration, printing options and usability to all KDE applications. KDE provides tools to configure CUPS.
 
|| kdelibs,<br> kdebase
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.foo.org FooPackage]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| Foo description
 
|| Foo explanation
 
|| kdemodule,<br> kdemodule,<br> kdemodule
 
|}
 
 
 
=== Networking ===
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
|-
 
! Package
 
! Level
 
! Description
 
! Explanation
 
! Modules
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://ppp.samba.org pppd]
 
|style="background:green"| Optional
 
|| Pppd is a PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) daemon. PPP is a common protocol for connecting to the Internet via a modem.
 
|| Kppp uses pppd to connect to the Internet using a computer POTS modem.
 
|| kdenetwork
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://libvncserver.sourceforge.net/ LibVNCServer / LibVNCClient >= 0.9.1] ([http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=32584&package_id=24717 download])
 
|style="background:green"| Optional
 
|| LibVNCServer / LibVNCClient is a library for VNC support.
 
|| KRDC uses LibVNCClient for VNC client support. Krfb uses LibVNCServer for VNC server support.
 
|| kdenetwork
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.rdesktop.org/ rdesktop >= 1.5.0]
 
|style="background:green"| Optional
 
|| rdesktop is a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client.
 
|| KRDC uses rdesktop for RDP support.
 
|| kdenetwork
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.foo.org FooPackage]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| Foo description
 
|| Foo explanation
 
|| kdemodule,<br> kdemodule,<br> kdemodule
 
|}
 
 
 
=== Browsing ===
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
|-
 
! Package
 
! Level
 
! Description
 
! Explanation
 
! Modules
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://java.sun.com Java >= 1.3]
 
|style="background:yellow"| Recommended
 
|| Java is a programming language designed for use in the distributed environment of the Internet. Since Netscape integrated Java into its browser, Java has become a popular language for websites.
 
|| Some websites require the use of Java for some or all of their services. In addition, Java bindings exist for KDE which enables writing KDE applications in the Java language.
 
|| kdebase,<br> kdebindings
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.foo.org FooPackage]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| Foo description
 
|| Foo explanation
 
|| kdemodule,<br> kdemodule,<br> kdemodule
 
|}
 
 
 
=== Security ===
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
|-
 
! Package
 
! Level
 
! Description
 
! Explanation
 
! Modules
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.openssl.org OpenSSL >= 0.9.6]
 
|style="background:yellow"| Recommended
 
|| OpenSSL is a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength general purpose cryptography library.
 
|| KDE uses OpenSSL for the bulk of secure communications, including secure web browsing via HTTPS.
 
|| kdelibs,<br> kdebase,<br> kdenetwork,<br> kdepim
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.foo.org FooPackage]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| Foo description
 
|| Foo explanation
 
|| kdemodule,<br> kdemodule,<br> kdemodule
 
|}
 
 
 
=== Graphics ===
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
|-
 
! Package
 
! Level
 
! Description
 
! Explanation
 
! Modules
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://mesa3d.sourceforge.net OpenGL]
 
|style="background:yellow"| Recommended
 
|| OpenGL is an industry-standard API for developing portable, interactive 2D and 3D graphics applications.
 
|| The 3D hardware acceleration available through the OpenGL API is used in applications ranging from graphics and modellers to screensavers and video players.
 
|| kdelibs,<br> kdebase,<br> kdegraphics,<br> kdemultimedia
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://poppler.freedesktop.org Poppler]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| PDF rendering library
 
|| Adds PDF support to okular
 
|| kdegraphics
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.ghostscript.com/awki/Releases Ghostscript]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| PS library
 
|| Adds PS support to okular
 
|| kdegraphics
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://morte.jedrea.com/~jedwin/projects/chmlib libchm]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| CHM library
 
|| Adds CHM support to okular
 
|| kdegraphics
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://djvu.sourceforge.net/ djvulibre]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| DjVu library
 
|| Adds DjVu support to okular
 
|| kdegraphics
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.remotesensing.org/libtiff/ libTIFF]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| TIFF library
 
|| Adds TIFF support to okular
 
|| kdegraphics
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.ijg.org/ libjpeg]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| JPEG library
 
|| Needed for PalmDB docments in okular
 
|| kdegraphics
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.foo.org FooPackage]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| Foo description
 
|| Foo explanation
 
|| kdemodule,<br> kdemodule,<br> kdemodule
 
|}
 
 
 
=== Multimedia ===
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
|-
 
! Package
 
! Level
 
! Description
 
! Explanation
 
! Modules
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.alsa-project.org ALSA]
 
|style="background:yellow"| Recommended
 
|| ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) provides audio and MIDI functionality for Linux.
 
|| ALSA provides advanced audio support for various KDE multimedia and audio applications
 
|| kdelibs,<br>kdemultimedia
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://xinehq.de/ Xine-lib]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| The Xine libraries are a backend to decode and play various format of multimedia files (audio and video).
 
|| Phonon uses Xine as its main backend
 
|| kdebase-runtime
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.foo.org FooPackage]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| Foo description
 
|| Foo explanation
 
|| kdemodule,<br> kdemodule,<br> kdemodule
 
|}
 
 
 
Note: at least one Phonon backend must be compiled if you want to have any multimedia support.
 
 
 
=== Development ===
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
|-
 
! Package
 
! Level
 
! Description
 
! Explanation
 
! Modules
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.alsa-project.org Subversion]
 
|style="background:green"| Optional
 
|| Subversion is a revision control system like CVS.
 
|| KDevelop 3.0 can use Subversion to maintain a revision control repository for projects. There is also a kioslave for Subversion.
 
|| kdesdk,<br> kdevelop
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.foo.org FooPackage]
 
| style="background:yellow"|Recommended
 
|| Foo description
 
|| Foo explanation
 
|| kdemodule,<br> kdemodule,<br> kdemodule
 
|}
 
 
 
=== Education ===
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" align="center"
 
|-
 
! Package
 
! Level
 
! Description
 
! Explanation
 
! Modules
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://caml.inria.fr/ocaml/ OCaml] + [http://www.recherche.enac.fr/opti/facile/ libfacile]
 
|style="background:green"| Optional
 
|| Objective Caml is the most popular variant of the Caml language; a Functional Constraint Library
 
|| OCaml and libfacile are used to implement a chemical equation solver in kalzium
 
|| kdeedu
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://www.python.org Python] + [http://www.boost.org Boost.Python]
 
|style="background:green"| Optional
 
|| Python is a programming language.<br />Boost.Python is a Boost library to allow easy interface of C++ to Python.
 
|| Boost.Python is needed for Python scripting in kig.
 
|| kdeedu
 
|- valign="top"
 
| [http://tiswww.case.edu/php/chet/readline/rltop.html Readline]
 
|style="background:green"| Optional
 
|| Readline is a library for having an input prompt.
 
|| It is used in KAlgebra's console version (calgebra).
 
|| kdeedu
 
|}
 

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