phonon-vlc cannot be built successfully on macOS. It caused the failed building of
KDE Connect in
As a small step of my
GSoC project, I managed to build
KDE Connect by removing the
phonon-vlc dependency. But it’s not a good solution. I should try to fix
phonon-vlc building on macOS. So during the community bonding period, to know better the community and some important tools in the Community, I tried to fix
At first, I installed
MacPorts. All Header files and libraries are installed into the system path. So theoretically, there should not be a problem of the building of
phonon-vlc. But an error occurred:
We can figure that the compiling is ok, the error is just at the end, during the linking. The error message tells us there is no
QtDBus lib. So to fix it, I made a small patch to add QtDBus manually in the CMakeLists file.
diff --git a/src/CMakeLists.txt b/src/CMakeLists.txt
And it works well!
A small problem is that Hannah said she didn’t get an error during linking. It may be something about Qt version. If someone gets some idea, welcome to contact me.
My Qt version is
VLC, I tried to pack the
VLC binary just like the one on
But unfortunately, in the
.app package, the Header files are not completed. Comparing to Windows version, the entire
plugins folder is missing.
So I made a patch for all those files. But the patch is too huge (25000 lines!). So it is not a good idea to merge it into master branch.
Thanks to Hannah, she has made a
libs/vlc blueprint in the master branch, so in
Craft, feel free to install it by running
If you cannot build
libs/vlc, just like me, you can also choose the binary version
VLC with Header files patch.
The patch of Headers for binary is too big. Adding it to the master branch is not a good idea. So I published it on my own repository:
To use it, run
craft --add-blueprint-repository https://github.com/inokinoki/craft-blueprints-inoki.git and the blueprint(s) will be added into your local blueprint directory.
craft binary/vlc will help get the vlc binary and install Header files, libraries into
Craft include path and lib path. Finally, you can build what you want with
Up to now,
KDE Connect is using
QtMultimedia rather than
phonon-vlc to play a sound. But this work could be also useful for other applications or libraries who depend on
vlc. This small step may help build them successfully on macOS.
I hope this can help someone!