Moving pop, imap and smtp koslaves from kdebase to kdepim

Bo Thorsen bo at
Sun Jan 4 16:22:36 GMT 2004

On Sunday 04 January 2004 16:54, Harri Porten wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Ingo [utf-8] Klöcker wrote:
> > There might be other apps using those slaves, but:
> >
> > Installing the slaves if necessary is the task of the packagers. The
> > user doesn't (or at least shouldn't) have to worry about it. Even SuSE
> > in the meantime splits the cvs modules into smaller RPMs. So IMO this
> > is no valid reason for the slaves to reside in kdebase. If the slaves
> > are needed then the user's distribution installer will automatically
> > install kdepim-kioslaves or even kdepim-kio_smtp, kdepim-kio_pop3, etc.
> So would this mean that any argument of moving a library into kdelibs
> because it is/might be used by more than one app is void as of now? What
> about kab* and kresource for example? Following above argumentation they
> could be moved out of kdelibs, too, right?

No, since libs are a compile time dependency. Slaves are a runtime dependency.

Anyway, Stephan agrees with us that at least the POP and IMAP slaves can be 
moved. Now we just need to decide if it can be done before the release of 3.2 
or not. Personally I would like to see the move, but since I'm part of the 
pim crowd, I'm biased on this.


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