Can someone provide a synthetic resume of how KIO handles proxies on systems 
other than Linux/Plasma5?

I observe that
- KIO doesn't link to libproxy and doesn't require its presence in order to 
- libproxy is capable of detecting the system settings on OS X
- Qt can build against libproxy but doesn't appear to use it on OS X
- kcm_kio.so is at least partly effective on OS X, when testing with konqueror5:
-- manual proxy configuration is taken into account
-- the direct/no proxy setting is respected
-- auto-detection of the system proxy configuration doesn't fill in the dialog 
form, but connections *are* routed through the proxy
-- automatic proxy detection doesn't work correctly and leads to using direct 


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