Announcing the merge of the kdelibs4-dbus branch

Paulo Jorge Guedes Paulo.Guedes at
Mon May 29 15:37:44 BST 2006

Thanks for your work Thiago.

One question. Will kdelibs depend on kdesupport, because of QtDBus? It
doesn't make much sense to me and it's enough for me having to deal
already with kdewin32 lib :)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thiago Macieira [mailto:thiago at]
> Sent: segunda-feira, 29 de Maio de 2006 12:15
> To: kde-core-devel at
> Subject: Announcing the merge of the kdelibs4-dbus branch
> Hello everyone,
> As you may or may not be aware, I've been working on the kdelibs port
> D-BUS with the help of a few other hackers. It has reached the state
> where it compiles, links, installs and a few things even run[1]. The
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> refer to the wiki
> for porting instructions.
> --
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