KDE difficult on requirements

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Thu Jul 31 10:31:51 BST 2003

On Thursday 31 July 2003 11:14, Ralf Nolden wrote:
> On Donnerstag, 31. Juli 2003 11:03, Bernhard Reiter wrote:

> > The problem with Ralf's original statement is
> > that he compares KDE's (build) requirements to
> > that of _any_ other piece of software,
> > not limited to comparable desktop environments or GNOME.
> > Given the difficulties that I personally experienced over years,
> > KDE's requirements are complicated by absolute standards.

> please give konstruct a try. It will build KDE right away automatically for
> you, compiles and installs it in your home directory. This may reduce your
> time and effort to keep track with the process of quality control through
> automating the process of keeping track with the dependencies.

I'll know about konstruct, 
but this does not make your original statement more true.

> When it comes to building Distributions or UNIX systems that ship with KDE
> as a component the distributors will take the job of tracking the
> dependencies and the packaging for easy installation.

That is beside the point.
The packagers will also track very complicated software requirements
if the software is worth the effort. 
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