KDE Library Questions

Allen Winter winter at kde.org
Sat Jul 8 21:38:08 BST 2006

On Saturday 08 July 2006 03:33, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Allen Winter wrote:
> >I was wondering if there is a policy about where library foo's header
> > files should be installed. $install_dir/include/foo?  or can they also
> > go in $install_dir/include?
> I'd like to see KDE libraries installing like Qt, but I don't think it'll happen.
Please explain what "like Qt" means.  Maybe it can happen.
If you mean by grouping things into Core, Gui, etc... then ... probably it can't happen.

> However, we should use the following method:
> non-namespaced libraries	install in	$includedir
> namespace KFOO		installs in	$includedir/kfoo
> Since only kdecore and kdeui aren't namespaced, we get only their stuff in 
> $includedir, cluttering. The rest stays in neatly-organised subdirs.
OK, good.  I'm a neat-freak.

> >Seems that all the kdelibs libraries get installed at the include level,
> > but I was planning on installing all the kdepimlibs libraries in
> > include/foo.  is that ok?
> Sure, since you need to have a namespace anyways for that library.
> >Also, should we put the shared library revision number at 5.0.0 for all
> > libraries in KDE4? I see shared libs with numbers 1.0.0, 2.0.0, 3.0.0,
> > 4.0.0 and 5.00 from kdelibs. Is there a policy on shared library
> > revision numbers?
> Well, we should bump up all our main libraries' revision numbers to 5.0.0, 
> but I don't think we have to impose this rule to all libraries. The first 
> version of a library is 0.0.0. When it first breaks binary compatibility, 
> it gets bumped up. That's all.


Let's Keep the Political Talk Out of KDE PLEASE

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