A few days ago Benjamin Reed, a.k.a. RangerRick and Benjamin
Meyer, a.k.a. icefox, succeeded in making Konqueror, the KDE swiss army
natively on Mac OS X. Now they have an update: KOffice, Kate,
Konsole, and a few other KDE
applications work natively on Mac OS X. That means, they don't
use an X server, like the GUI apps such as those ported
from Unix and Linux to Mac OS X by the Fink project do, but they base on the native Qt/Mac library to run KDE in the
native Aqua environment. They have solved all major porting problems,
with only a few rough edges left to polish. Congratulations on this
Screenshots of KSpread ,
KTips as well as Konqi look pretty cool on Mac OS X.
Note that the KDE icons also appear in the Apple equivalent of Kicker.
It seems that RangerRick and icefox have not only satisfied, but have
heightened the expectations now: Mac people seem to be rather keen on also seeing
KDE killer applications like KDevelop and Quanta ported to Mac OS X... ;-)