Moving pop, imap and smtp koslaves from kdebase to kdepim

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at
Wed Jan 7 17:05:12 GMT 2004

Bo Thorsen wrote:
>On Wednesday 07 January 2004 03:39, Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> I don't suppose the PIM developers counted on having to maintain
>> binary and behaviour compatibility with the ioslaves as they will be
>> released in KDE 3.2, have they?
>No need for this - you don't link directly to a slave. Just like you
> don't need to maintain binary compatibility for an executable for the
> shell to be able to start it.

Agreed. Drop the binary compatibility issue. But the question remains 
for behaviour compatibility.

Suppose you implement a new protocol-specific command in the new ioslave 
release. Will the IO Master require that command to  be present in 
order to work? If so, this would require an upgrade in the ioslave; if 
not, then users who don't want or can't upgrade (due to monolithic 
packaging of kdebase, for instance) simply will not get new features.

I suppose, however, that would be too much hassle.

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