Minimal kdelibs on embedded platforms

Pau Garcia i Quiles pgquiles at
Tue Dec 1 16:17:53 GMT 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 5:13 PM, Lubos Lunak <l.lunak at> wrote:
> On Tuesday 01 of December 2009, Pau Garcia i Quiles wrote:
>> > Second, KDE libraries often need KDE services running and/or installed.
>> > That is, kdebase/runtime, plus kdeinit, klauncher, kded, kglobalaccel,
>> > etc.
>> With my commercial software developer hat on, I must say that those,
>> and DBus, are the only things preventing us from adopting KDElibs and
>> KOfficeLibs for Windows software development: lots of processes
>> spawned, maybe conflicting versions of Qt (Qt with DBus vs Qt without
>> DBus, for instance), etc
>  Unless all you want to hear is "oh, so sad", I think you should also put on
> your KDE developer hat and say what you suggest as the fix. Are we to
> redesign kdelibs just because Windows has some serious deficiencies?

The same problems are present on Mac, I must say. We still do not
develop for Mac but I'd say we'll do in a year.

I do not know kdelibs to the point that I could say if it's feasible
to have kdelibs working on Windows and Mac without DBus, kded,
kdeinit, etc. I'd say it requires so much work it's unrealistic to
propose that before KDE5, if at all.

Pau Garcia i Quiles
(Due to my workload, I may need 10 days to answer)

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