Moving KMail, KNode, Korn and related libraries to kdepim

Dirk Mueller mueller at
Tue Jan 14 20:35:35 GMT 2003

On Die, 14 Jan 2003, Zack Rusin wrote:

> - smtp, pop3, nntp, imap4 slaves are being moved to kdelibs.

eh, why ?

We had them in kdebase, then they were moved to kdelibs, then to kdenetwork, 
and now back to kdelibs ?

People, this "we move it around" has a cost, and its not small, and its 
unnecessary as well. 

It doesn't matter much where the kioslaves are, because they're not needed 
at compile time. They're only needed at *runtime*. The dependencies for 
*runtime* are the problem of the *distributors* who will probably split the 
stuff up anyway. Our CVS modules are far too monolithic to be usable for 
*users* (Classic example: who wants kpovmodeler just because he wants to use 

so before we move it around yet another time, let me suggest to create a 
separate module for them. We can then map the directories into any module we 
want at a fixed, minimal cost. We should have done that years ago. 

The same probably applies to kmail, which could very well be its own 
toplevel module with all its branches nowadays. 

Dirk (received 599 mails today)

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