Quanta Plus on Mac OS X

The image you see below is the editor Quanta Plus on Mac OS X. It is a port of KDE WebDev and is usually run on Linux. Since I’ve been working with it for a while I tought it would be nice to get it going on Apples Mac OS X too.

You can run Quanta Plus on Apples platform OS X

I began by installing MacPorts (an “an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system”).

Before you install MacPorts be sure to have Apples X11 User/window environment (installed as default in OS X 10.5+) ans XCode Developer Tools.

The next step was to install the base for the K Desktop Environment (KDE3). This is done by opening the Terminal and write:

sudo port install kdebase3

The instal might take a while. Now for the programs. Install kdewebdev3, a webdeveloping package including Quanta Plus.

sudo port install kdewebdev3

Once again, the install can take some time so be patient. When it’s done you can find the apps in /opt/local/bin. Good to go!

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4 Responses to “Quanta Plus on Mac OS X”

  1. Steen says:

    Thanks for writing this article. Unfortunately, these instructions are leaves out some details. Would you please include the process of starting up the quanta as well. I am getting this error: “Could not open ksycoca”. Can you help?

  2. Mattias Wirf says:

    It should be enough to double click the file and start like other programs. I do not know much more about your error then it says, looks like some file is missing? Good luck.

  3. orion_eSp_PT says:

    Thanks a lot!
    Until now I don’t see any problem :)

    Looks like that ubuntu users can have some of their loves here on OSX too xD


  4. Mattias Wirf says:

    Yes, nice, but I have migrated to Komodo Edit which work on all platforms and have some great features :)