Will using only dolphin be too much overhead?

Christopher Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Sun Feb 5 17:12:12 UTC 2017


There is no port called ‘kdebase4’. If you want Dolphin the minimum you need to install is

> sudo port install kde4-baseapps

Thats the minimum proving the core KD4 libraries plus a few basic applications, that includes Dolphin.


> On 5 Feb 2017, at 3:21 pm, Dorien Herremans <dorien.herremans at gmail.com> wrote:
> down vote
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>  <https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41994127/will-running-dolphin-file-manager-on-osx-cause-a-lot-of-overhead#>	
> I am struggling with Finder after switching to Mac from linux. Dolphin was just a much more powerful file manager.
> Features I miss: - easily editable URL to navigate (although fixed that with Finder Path). - embedded terminal window (very important to me) - tree view - ability to navigate easily without using the mouse - stay on top feature by KDE window manager
> I've tried Double Commander, but I still don't find it very intuitive, e.g. see no way to just type/edit the url to where I want to go.
> So I did read <https://lists.macports.org/pipermail/macports-users/2010-May/020074.html> that I could run Dolphin via Macports:
> dolphin is a rather nice file browser. the impression that i get from here http://dolphin.kde.org/ <http://dolphin.kde.org/>is that one is to install kdebase4. done. so where is dolphin?
> According to "port contents kdebase4 | grep -i dolphin", there is a dolphin.app in /Applications/MacPorts/KDE4.
> My question though: If I have to install kdebase4, doesn't that mean a huge amount of overhead just for a file manager? Will it actually run X? Does the installation command above install the whole thing?
> -- 
> Dorien Herremans, PhD
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