KDE on Cygwin is the port of Qt and KDE to
Windows using Cygwin, the POSIX emulation layer for
Windows, and the Cygwin XFree86 server.
We think that KDE is a great desktop and has the
opportunity to be a big player in the 'desktop
environment' area. One of the main reasons for this is
because of the famous Qt library, which is designed to be
very platform independent and has already been ported to
many operating systems. Hence porting KDE applications
from one UNIX derived operating system to another is
relatively painless. The one operating system this
doesn't hold true for is Windows.
Windows is the OS of choice for many companies. How
does this square with the promotion of KDE? The answer is
simple: build something that allows KDE applications to
run atop Windows. This is the goal we are aiming for with
Currently Qt 1.45, 2.3.1, 3.0.4, 3.1.1, 3.2.3 and KDE 1.45, 2.2.2, 3.1.1 and 3.1.4
have been ported and are of beta quality.
This project has stopped active development to be free
for the native KDE 4 port on Windows.
You may visit one of the following links to get more informations about the port:
Recent KDE on cygwin binary packages are available on cygwin-ports.sf.net.
Everyone interested in further and/or updated packages is invited to help this project.
Please contact the maintainer by the following mailing list.
The KDE-cygwin team