kitty, a Qt/KDE based RSS podcast and video aggregator, is now in unstable

kitty screenshot

As mentioned earlier, I wanted to package the KDE videoblog client kitty for Debian. I finally found the time to really do it, and the package has entered Debian unstable a few days ago. The first bug has already been reported (sigh), but I'm working on it.

kitty got even mentioned in Debian Weekly News (w00t!)


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Really thanks

I'm really happy to find your blog because 'kitty' is only existing KDE podcast client work correctly in Kubuntu.
Google fall directly in this page.
I testing install before with KPodder but it's not work with KDE 4.0 for now.
And the design of it is GR8.

Cool app, tough to compile

Cool app. I run suse on amd x86_64 and had a very difficult time compiling kitty. I searched and this is one of the few blog or forum postings I found about the app, so I thought I would explain how I compiled in case other people with similar problems come looking. (Of course, if you use debian, it sounds like there is already a good solution.)

1) DL the source here:

2) I had to symlink automake and aclocal because I have versions 1.9, and I needed versions 1.6:

ln -s /usr/bin/aclocal-1.9 /usr/bin/aclocal-1.6
ln -s /usr/bin/automake-1.9 /usr/bin/automake-1.6

3) Use the right configure args:

./configure --with-qt-dir=/usr/lib64/qt3 --with-qt-includes=/usr/lib64/qt3/include --with-qt-libraries=/usr/lib64/qt3/lib64 --enable-libsuffix=64 --prefix=/opt/kde3

4) Then just 'make' and 'make install' -- and 'kitty', of course!

kitty / SuSE / x86_64

Thanks for the hints! You could also try "autoreconf -i" instead of symlinking the tools, that should rebuild the auto* files and use 1.9 then, I guess...



DWN publish a line about every new package in debian. :)


Ssshhhh, don't tell anybody ;)

Seriously though, are you sure about that? There are way more packages listed here than are mentioned in the latest DWN issue...