dirk.schoenberger at sz-online
Feb 20, 2006, 5:30 AM
Re: OSX only packages: where to store them?
[In reply to]
>> Personally, I'd love to see a category (or multiple categories?)
>> just for software intended exclusively for Mac OS X. Might be a bit
>> more difficult to swing that by the rest of the developers, though...
> This implies there should also be a separate category for packages
> that are suitable for Lunix only. In the ideal world, IMO, x11-libs/
> qt should build on both platforms, behaving correctly whether it is
> on MacOS or Linux; it is inelegant to require users on different
> platforms to emerge different packages to get the same thing
> (although for development reasons it might be reasonable to have an
> x11-libs/qt-meta package that pulls in either linux-libs/qt or macos-
> libs-qt as required).
The problem is that there exist a package x11-libs/qt, which already
builds fine on MacOS (with installed X libs), and which is generic, and a
package (apple-libs?)/qt, which uses Qt-Mac and native Aqua.
As long as no Aqua exists on Linux, this is Apple only.
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