SUBMISSION: New Library for kdesupport: indexlib

Christian Loose christian.loose at
Thu Jun 9 20:26:42 BST 2005

On Thursday 09 June 2005 16:30, Luís Pedro Coelho wrote:
> On Thursday 09 June 2005 10:56, David Faure wrote:
> > > It introduces a dependency on boost (, though the
> > > dependency is only half as damaging as it seems since if it doesn't
> > > find boost, it doesn't build but taglib, for example, continues to get
> > > built. The dependency is a compile-time header-only dependency.
> >
> > This is the first time KDE would depend on boost, I'm not sure if
> > everyone will be happy with yet-another-dependency (is boost even
> > packaged by most distributors at the moment)?
> I checked. Fedora seems to include boost. Neither suse nor mandriva seem to
> include it by default, but there are packages available.
> > boost is usually mostly template stuff - can't you copy the stuff you
> > need (assuming there isn't too much of it) into indexlib?
> I tried that. The problem is that boost is very intertwined. Pull one
> header and it is very difficult to not pull the whole thing in (about
> 24Mb!). The best I can do is provide a downloadable package with the
> headers only (The dependency is compile-time only: just the headers are
> needed).

Just curious. What part of boost are you using?

Bye, Christian

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