Freeze exemption for PA integration into Phonon

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Tue Dec 8 07:12:40 GMT 2009

Em Terça-feira 8. Dezembro 2009, às 02.46.57, Andrea Diamantini escreveu:
> On Saturday 05 December 2009 17:40:06 Thomas Lübking wrote:
> > So the suggested way is to:
> > - compile Qt with -phonon
> > - compile kdesupport including phonon
> > - prefix kdesupport phonon to QTDIR, having it override the Qt variant
> > or
> > - replace QtPhonon with symlinks to kdesupport phonon (BC is guaranteed
> > in either way)
> > - compile KDE
> Let me say this is in any case a real mess.
> Is it not possible to "split" phonon in two parts: the first containing the
> part released with Qt (following its release schedule) and the second
> containing the backends, the phononexperimental and the other stuffs we
>  need for KDE with the unique simple rule that the second has to compile
>  against the first?

It doesn't help when KDE requires features in Phonon (the library) that aren't 
in Qt. That's the case right now.

PS: remember that phonon-experimental is a private library; it doesn't 
maintain binary compatibility and it doesn't follow the rules for experimental 
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