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Porting old KDE4 stuff to KF5?

mzs.112000
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Porting old KDE4 stuff to KF5?

Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:54 pm
So, what would be the correct course of action to take, if I want to help get as much as possible ported to KF5?
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Re: Porting old KDE4 stuff to KF5?

Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:12 pm
Do you already have an idea which application(s) you want to port? How much experience do you have with Qt4/Qt5 coding?

I guess you already have read https://kdepepo.wordpress.com/2017/07/1 ... s-porting/
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Re: Porting old KDE4 stuff to KF5?

Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:35 am
kde-cfeck wrote:Do you already have an idea which application(s) you want to port? How much experience do you have with Qt4/Qt5 coding?

I guess you already have read https://kdepepo.wordpress.com/2017/07/1 ... s-porting/



Yeah, I have read that article, thats what has inspired me to try to port some stuff over to KF5.

I am not sure what I would like to do first.
Whatever would help the KDE community the most I guess.
Of course in particular, I liked KDE 4 better than KF5, so maybe I could start with some KDE4/KDELibs4 exclusive programs first?
I do not have a lot of experience with Qt4/Qt5 coding, but I did modify the Plasma Wallpapers package a while back to include every wallpaper from KDE 4.2 all the way up to Plasma 5.8, but that did not need any C++ coding to be done.
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Re: Porting old KDE4 stuff to KF5?

Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:45 am
If you have no other preference, I suggest to look at 'kget' ('frameworks' branch), 'kfilereplace', or 'krecipes'. These certainly are not as big as 'amarok' or 'kopete'.

If you have no commit rights yet, you can already start with code review requests using the phabricator link. For projects that have no 'frameworks' branch yet, we will create it.

To get a feeling for the changes, check 2014 commits from https://cgit.kde.org/kolourpaint.git/lo ... hor&q=feck

Porting usually starts with changes in CMakeLists.txt (see "Build with KF5" commit). It is fine to keep using KDELibs4Support for now, but porting away from it is a welcome bonus :) For that, you should start with projects that are already ported, but still use KDELibs4Support, e.g. 'kmplot', or 'kalzium' (not that I am biased towards edu applications ;)

It is very helpful to check other repositories for porting commits to understand the process. If our porting documentation is not clear, you can also ask for help on the mailing list.
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Re: Porting old KDE4 stuff to KF5?

Sat May 04, 2019 3:52 pm
Krecipes would be realy nice with qt5 i have many recipes and no software to manage it.
Pls update it
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Re: Porting old KDE4 stuff to KF5?

Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:28 pm
kde-cfeck wrote:Do you already have an idea which application(s) you want to port? How much experience do you have with Qt4/Qt5 coding?

I guess you already have read https://kdepepo.wordpress.com/2017/07/1 ... s-porting/


Thanks, didn't know about this.

 
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