shared lib: conversion-lib in Plasma

Gary Greene greeneg at
Thu Jul 16 22:33:05 BST 2009

On 7/16/09 2:12 PM, "Allen Winter" <winter at> wrote:
> On Thursday 16 July 2009 2:43:22 pm Carsten Niehaus wrote:
>> Moin moin
>> My SoC student Kashyap R Puranik is coding something for Kalzium
>> (kdeedu) which needs a unit conversion library [cf [1]]. The Boost-lib
>> is not enough (missing units) while the Plasma-lib in
>> kdeplasma-addons/libs/conversion
>> was almost perfect. He only needed one missing feature which Kashyap
>> implemented. That was merged some days ago:
>> Now there is one problem left: We (kdeedu) don't want Kalzium to depend
>> on kdeplasma-addon. Furhtermore, the whole lib doesn't depend on
>> anything from Plasma, it doesn't even depend on QtGui, only uses low
>> level classes like QStringList or QString.
>> I don't think a unit conversion library belongs into kdelibs itself, but
>> kdepimlibs doesn't work either. But where could it go?
> I don't think having such a library in kdelibs is such a bad idea, actually.
> By policy, we usually require at least 2 users of the library before it
> can be added into kdelibs.  But this seems like something worth
> having around in kdelibs to me.
> -Allen

Besides, if it is used in some plasmoids and kalzium, then it technically
meets the two user rule.

Gary L. Greene, Jr.
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