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LXer: The Open Source Hook: Porting KDE to Mac and Windows

Feb 01, 2007, 17:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Can you tell me about the technical design of the Mac and Windows ports?

"Jaroslaw: I'll refer to KDE/Windows as to 'KDElibs/Windows and some KDE applications on Windows.' Porting applications to KDE/Windows typically just means making KDE libraries and the build system more 'portable.' The source code of the applications are largely the same. As an example I can mention that Kexi's source code, which I develop on Windows is often committed to SVN without prior checking it on other platforms. Then I just update another copy of the same source code from SVN on Linux and recompile. There are few, if any, easily fixable problems with this method, usually related to difference between compilers. You get the idea, this is how the portable development works..."

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