If it is just about library dependencies, CMake should be able to do the same.

Asking more questions here... doesn't QT Designer come bundled with the proper libraries for this? The reason I ask is because the MacPorts approach looks like a -- pardon my language here -- a bloated mess.  We're not particularly interested in running a KDE desktop via X11 but rather utilize the Cocoa hooks and use a minimum subset of build dependencies, right?

Again, I'm speaking from a very naive and inexperienced background in cross-platform C/C++ development, however I do enjoy the choice of desktops currently and would like to understand how tremendously difficult or easy these tasks could be so Jonathan and I could start working toward a build (or shelf the idea if it's impractical, etc).

Thanks for allowing me to take this conversation a bit off-topic.

-Tres