Nominate key KDE frameworks and packages for inclusion in the OIN Linux System Definition

Mirko Boehm mirko at
Thu Aug 30 13:51:59 BST 2018


> On 30. Aug 2018, at 05:46, Adriaan de Groot <groot at> wrote:
> On Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:53:39 CEST Mirko Boehm wrote:
>> KDE software is covered in the definition, but not in the latest version.
>> KDE 3 and 4 packages are included.
> Does any mainstream distro still ship any KDE3 stuff? Does any mainstream
> distro still ship any KDE4 stuff? (FWIW, I've just added deprecation notices
> to all the KDE4 packages on FreeBSD, thinking we were the last to get rid of
> it).

Nothing ever gets removed from the LSD. I think we do have the latest KDE 3 package versions, but it would not hurt to have a look. Same for KDE 4.

>> I would like to see the KDE frameworks
>> and key shared libraries included. The system definition includes reusable
>> components, applications (“leafs” of the dependency tree) are usually not
>> included. The Linux System is updated every 18-24 months. We just finished
>> one round of updates, so now is a good time to think about nominating
>> updates to the latest versions of “legacy" KDE packages, and nominating new
>> packages for inclusion.
> Sure, I'd be up for that -- I see Cornelius is, too. We could try wrangling
> the frameworks in, as well as updating KDE4 bits if needed; 17.08.3 was the
> very last update of that stack, we could check if it's in the LSD.

Good to have you two on this.


Mirko Boehm | mirko at | KDE e.V.
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