shared lib: conversion-lib in Plasma
winter at kde.org
Fri Jul 17 02:31:34 BST 2009
On Thursday 16 July 2009 5:33:05 pm Gary Greene wrote:
> On 7/16/09 2:12 PM, "Allen Winter" <winter at kde.org> 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 ]. 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:
> >> http://websvn.kde.org/?view=rev&revision=994221
> >> 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.
So I propose putting this library through the kdereview process, with
the eye on moving it into kdelibs for 4.4.
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