Proposal: New module "kdecore"

Cornelius Schumacher schumacher at
Wed Apr 19 16:12:59 BST 2006

On Wednesday 19 April 2006 12:47, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> For the sake of the argument, let me propose a complete radical approach:
> a) Move kdebase-corepps to kdelibs
> b) Move the non-central KDE libraries to kdeapplibs or whatever other
> name. This would include the PIM libraries Cornelius proposed in the
> start of this thread, as well as convenience libraries like kdnssd,
> kwallet, kspell2/sonnet, kutils, knewstuff.

How do you define "non-central"? This doesn't appear to be a very clear 
criteria to me. It will also change over time and be quite subjective.

Moving apps to kdelibs also doesn't solve the problem of having to compile 
code you don't need to be able to compile your own app.

I very much prefer the separation from compile time dependencies from runtime 

Having more specific library modules like kdepimlibs in my view also is better 
than a general kdeapplibs. This gives a clearer functional separation and 
provides more focus to the corresponding sub communities.

Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at>

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