Kill KIO (was: Repositioning the KDE brand)

Evgeny Egorochkin phreedom.stdin at
Mon Jul 20 23:49:23 BST 2009

On Monday 20 July 2009 22:15:34 Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> On Friday 17 July 2009, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> > Can you make a list of concrete things which are problematic for you as
> > it is now ?
> Well, basically the things Thiago mentioned earlier:
> * anything that needs to run another process than my application (kded,
> kglobalacceld, klauncher, knotify, dbus...)
> * anything that wants to finds installed stuff in some pre-ordained path or
> file system structure.
> * and for this particular issue, anything that adds size on disk or in
> memory for something I am not using.

Wouldn't this issue be resolved if we had a number of smaller dependencies in 
place of kdelibs. So if you don't use some functionality, there's a chance you 
won't drag it along with your app?

> As Thiago says, the problem is the expected runtime environment :-(.
> I love KDE, and I miss it sorely when I have to use something else, whether
> that's my phone, my mac or my windows vm -- but if I want to make my app
> available on those platforms, KDE is a liability.

-- Evgeny

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