Announcing the merge of the kdelibs4-dbus branch
thiago at kde.org
Mon May 29 12:15:29 BST 2006
As you may or may not be aware, I've been working on the kdelibs port to
D-BUS with the help of a few other hackers. It has reached the state now
where it compiles, links, installs and a few things even run. The next
logical step would be to fix the testcases and port kdebase to it.
However, the fact that kdebase is supposed to be ported only against
kdelibs4_snapshot makes this task a bit difficult. I even started doing
some kdebase work, but I cannot continue. The KService changes of last
week made a precise merge of kdelibs impossible, so my DBUS branch
contains changes that kdebase isn't prepared for.
In other words: I cannot work on kdebase because it won't compile against
the kdelibs I have and the problem is not DBUS code.
Talking to a few other developers, they seem to agree it's time to merge
back my branch into kdelibs trunk. The more people working on it, the
sooner we'll get the bugs ironed out. Also, the sooner the knowledge of
how D-BUS works and how the QtDBus bindings work the better.
I would like to do the merge before the next kdelibs snapshot -- which
will happen in a week. After this merge is done, kdelibs will probably be
in an even-more-unstable condition than it is right now.
I'll do the merge on Wednesday morning (in Europe) unless I hear
objections to this plan by then.
I'll prepare an email with the porting highlights. But, right now, you can
refer to the wiki
for porting instructions.
Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
thiago.macieira (AT) trolltech.com Trolltech AS
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