[kde-community] please explain: Users shouldn't have to buy in into "KDE" from mission ideas

Nicolás Alvarez nicolas.alvarez at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 04:04:37 UTC 2016

2016-07-09 13:35 GMT-03:00 sabayon11 <sabayon11 at gmail.com>:
> I read on
> https://community.kde.org/KDE/Mission/Brainstorming
> "AlexN: let me put it like this: let's prioritize following the host
> OS standards. Users shouldn't have to buy in into "KDE" if they just
> want to use e.g. kate, and kate shouldn't feel out of place under OSX
> or Windows (and they are working towards that). IMO the standalone
> kate-installer for Windows is a much better approach than the
> all-integrated KDE-on-Windows appraoch."
> Does it mean that I will be able to install Dolphin as stand-alone
> application on other graphic environments like Xfce, Cinammon, i.e.
> without all Plasma dependences like kde-runtime, etc.?
> Is it going to be really possible?

We don't even *have* a kde-runtime anymore. In KDE Frameworks 5 (first
released in July 2014!), each framework includes its own runtime
components where necessary, and doesn't depend on a monolithic
kde-runtime package. So what you want has been possible for quite a
while now.


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