Everybody is linking to libidn under kdenetwork

Dominique Devriese dominique.devriese at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Fri May 28 21:35:58 BST 2004

Stephan Kulow writes:

> Am Friday 28 May 2004 22:20 schrieb Dominique Devriese:
>> kde writes:
>> > Hi all, Looking at kdenetwork/kopete/protocols/configure.in.in
>> > line 123 and afterwards , I see that it sets CFLAGS and LDFLAGS
>> > for libidn and everything under kdenetwork ( kppp,kget,kopete )
>> > links to -lidn which is unnecessary and adds extra startup
>> > latency to these applications.
>> >
>> > Afaik libidn is only used for kopete jabber plugin and only it
>> > should link to -lidn. I do not know enough autoconf magic to do
>> > this. So I post it here.
>> In 3.3, kdecore will link to libidn, as it should, so there is imho
>> little point to your suggestion.  I would think there are much
>> better ways to improve startup performance than not linking to some
>> tiny C library, no ?
> That's still no reason to bloat kdenetwork

Hm right, I misread, I thought the problem was intentional and in
kopete only.  


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