[RFC] How to handle backends properly?

Stephan Kulow coolo at kde.org
Tue Oct 3 12:21:31 BST 2006

Am Sonntag, 1. Oktober 2006 11:15 schrieb Simon Hausmann:
> I suggest to put them all into kdelibs, perhaps with configure options so
> that distributors can enable/disable individual ones.
> The main advantage of having them in kdelibs is convenience and the fact
> that you can keep the API private for a few releases, so that you can
> develop the interfaces, break source and binary compatibility, until you
> feel that they're stable.

You can do that with having them in kdebase too - it needs to be documented 
anyway what backend authors are allowed to. But I guess with Solid we don't 
expect tons of new backends popup too soon.

Greetings, Stephan

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