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Re: kppp, and other kde apps
I have a strong interest in KDE apps but I've had no success
trying to run any KDE software other than that available as
On Sun 02 Feb 03 11:46, Marc Espie wrote:
> From what I've seen when playing with kde, the level of linux dependency
> is usually pretty low. What's actually needed is that someone plays with
> the application, and finds out where OpenBSD's behavior fits in. In most
> cases, there are two or three lines to tweak out.
> In my opinion, kde is doing a very reasonable job of being
> linux-independent in some areas where it's classically hard to work on
> every unix flavor: system tools.
> kppp falls in that category. I admit I don't use it, and I'm fairly lazy,
> so I don't feel like trying it out. But some motivated person, even with
> fairly low programming skills, should have no trouble figuring it out and
> adding the requisite OpenBSD code.
> The main issue, with kde, is SIZE.
> The reason I haven't put myself as `maintainer' for the OpenBSD ports of
> kde is that I'm quite aware of the sheer size of it: I don't use it all,
> I don't test it thoroughly. On a typical kde release, I mostly check out
> that most applications seem to start up fine, then I go back to my usual
> desktop, which uses only a handful of kde applications on a regular basis:
> konqueror, kuickshow, kiten, and possibly a few others...
> So, I'm highly dependent on other people reporting problems before I fix
> them !
> (Well, currently I'm aware there is an issue with kget, which is probably
> linked to thread usage, and leads to deadlocks when several concurrent
> downloads are in progress...)