RFC v2: adding a temporary, non-BC gauranteed, 'private' library

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Thu Apr 23 21:50:46 BST 2009

the new new plan is this:

svn location: extragear/libs/knotificationitem
headers: $INCLUDE_PATH/knotificationaitem-1/
lib name: $LIB_PATH/libknotificationitem-1.so
namespace: Experimental::

release of tarball done prior to kde 4.3.

will most likely be removed post-4.3 and rolled into kdelibs. if not, changes 
will results in a s,-1,-2,g to the above and another release.


the results of this will end up being described as "how to get big changes 
that may carry uncertainty into kdelibs" on techbase.

the motivations:

* releasing new API without apps and user experience testing is bad practice

* not having a well described and moderately non-labor-intensive way to do 
this results in people dumping things that aren't ready into kdelibs (see: 

Aaron J. Seigo
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