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TDE - Base Packages

The tdepim package includes some computer applications and programs enabling users to manage their personal information: PIM is an acronym for Personal Information Management. The included programs can be used to organize communications and enhance productivity for a company, small organization or even a single individual. Among the many PIM applications and services e-mail, address book, a shared calendar and a task manager are worth mentioning.

Tdepim many daemons and interface applications are fully integrated in the Trinity Desktop Environment. Some frequently used applications are:

  • Akregator: A news feeder presenting on-line news from multiple sources into a single easy to use interface.
  • KAddressBook: A name and address book for contacts.
  • KAlarm: A personal alarm clock integrated with both task manager and e-mail services.
  • KMail: The TDE e-mail client.
  • Kandy: A tool to synchronize address books from miscellaneous source devices including computers, palmtops and cell phones.
  • KArm: A tool to keep track of time spent working tasks.
  • Kmobile: A tool to manage computer connected external devices as cell phones.
  • KNode: An application to read Usenet shared news.
  • KNotes: Desktop notes and virtual post-it management.
  • Kontact: An umbrella graphical interface for many other tdepim applications.
  • KOrganizer: A graphical interface to the calendar and task manager.

More daemons / services and minor applications are included.

Tdepim and Slackware

Old Slackware releases included a packager for kdepim 3.5: tdepim precursor. A reference build script exists, but tdepim was ported to cmake as some other major packages of the TDE suite. The SlackBuild script is in need of heavy rewriting to adjust to the new build environment. The project guidelines were strictly followed: /opt/trinity was configured as the root directory for the package ensuring TDE coexistence with KDE 4. Option -DCMAKE_SKIP_RPATH was set to "OFF" at configuration time to enable the package to execute binary files during the build process if need be. Some script lines of code and related comments follow.

The script creates a directory where to build software and store output binaries. As for previously built packages the directory was named build in order for cmake to find it:

   # Create a directory where to build source (cmake wants the name to be build).
   cd ${TMP}/tmp-${PRGNAM}
   mkdir build
   cd build

Specifically set Qt libraries paths in order for build scripts to find them at build time:

   # Add temporary paths to handle new libraries during build
   export QTDIR=/opt/trinity
   export PATH=/opt/trinity/bin:/usr/bin:$PATH
   export LIBDIR=/usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}
   export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}:/opt/trinity/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}
   export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=:/usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}/pkgconfig:/opt/trinity/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH

Last the script runs the cmake command with the proper configuration options:

   cmake ${TMP}/tmp-${PRGNAM}/${PRGNAM}-${VERSION} \
      -DSYSCONF_INSTALL_DIR="/etc/trinity" \
      -DWITH_SASL=ON \
      -DWITH_ARTS=ON \
      -DBUILD_ALL=ON \
      2>&1 | tee -a ${OUTPUT}/${PRGNAM}_configure.log

Once the configuration successfully concludes, the script runs the make command then goes on with packaging the software.

A full script can be downloaded from the following link. The output package can be installed by mean of command installpkg as usual in Slackware Linux.

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