Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 3rd Feb 2008 23:09 UTC, submitted by Moochman
KDE This article details the story of a KDE-loving software engineer who was forced to use Windows for his job. "His only hope was that he knew Qt was cross compatible with Windows Linux and Mac, and there was talk that someday, KDE was to be ported to Windows. So he waited. Well, KDE4 was announced and there was much joy. Betas were released and there was much bitching. KDE4.0.0 was released and there again was much joy (and still a little bitching). More importantly an actual honest to goodness Windows port is released. Here follows that engineer's report."
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djame
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2005-07-08

Yes, it's from Gentoo but it works on any distro... Most of the Loki games use a symbolic link to the executable, so it's quite easy to add the instructions on the wiki to a script, remove the symbolic link, and your done.

Come on ;) you made my day, I just wrote before that having to tweak the dynamic linker was not considered as straithforward and guess what I found on the link you provided ?
The solution is to use an old version of glibc such as 2.2.5. However all the other libraries used by the game must also be compiled against an equally old (or older) version of glibc. (..)The game is then run by prepending the game binary to run the game with the old ld-linux.so.2 dynamic linker/loader

So 1) could you tell me what you taught me ? 2) Could you tell me how easy it is compared to just run an installer ?

Last time, I was upset about the reactivity of my mail reader (thunderbird) so i wanted to install an old version of Netscape communicator just to check if my memory was right about its speed and even with all the tricks I know (such as making work genuine version of Houdini and Wordperfect on mandriva 2006) I couldn't manage to get it work and I think that not being able to install apps I 've been working with for ages sucks like hell.

Cheers,
Djamé

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