KDE apps not already Finked running on OS X
Hello to everyone,
My name is Eddie and I have next to no experience with Linux...that said, just yesterday, myself and 3 EE's here at work decided we were going to start a little Linux club to see how much of our company we can migrate...so I hope to be learning quite a bit in the near future.
I am a Mac user that has been mulling around with X11 and running KDE on top of OS X trying to get used to the CLI a bit. I use Fink to manage packages. I think this means that the kind programmers and hackers associated with it need to port it first, before it will run correctly on OS X...am I right there? I ask this because I have found other KDE apps that I would like to work with which are not currently on the Fink list of items.
For someone with no programming experience, what would it take to get a particular KDE app to run in OS X with X11? Is it as straight forward as downloading the source, compiling and running? Or should I just be patient and learn how to correctly 'port' something? I am hoping the combination of my own interest in learning C and my new Linux club at work I will be able to figure this stuff out sooner rather than later.
Thanks for you help,