what packages do we want distros to ship ?

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Tue Dec 23 11:38:45 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 23 December 2008, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
> On 23.12.08 08:00:30, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > On Tuesday 23 December 2008, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > > kdebase should probably be split into:
> > >
> > > * runtime; there's no point in having only part of this. the whole idea
> > > is that these are the things apps must be able to rely on being there.
> > >
> > > * workspace; maybe a libs+apps split, but this again makes most sense
> > > to me as an atomic unit
> >
> > I agree here too. The thing is, Gentoo wants to package (and build and
> > install) each lib from workspace separately, and supporting this would
> > require some work from the cmake side, where I'm not sure it makes a lot
> > of sense.
> What about "who does the work decides", so if Gentoo absolutely wants to
> break workspace into pieces its them who does the work. Sure if they submit
> the patches to kde-buildsystem and the patches are ok we can merge them
> into the repository.

But also in this case, the kdebase/workspace developers have to understand 
what it does, in order to be able to extend/not to break/etc. it.

So, a one time commit is not all the work.

> However to me logically it doesn't make sense to split up workspace and I
> doubt there are many users out there that want only part of workspace
> installed - unless you don't run a KDE desktop. But if you need something
> from workspace outside a KDE desktop its probably in the wrong place
> anyway.

I think so too.


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