Use phonon from Qt or kdesupport?

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at
Tue Jul 21 20:28:44 BST 2009

Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> Thiago Macieira wrote:
>>> Ian Wadham wrote:
>>>> Which Phonon will actually go out with KDE 4.3?
>>> None new. Only the one from KDE 4.2.
>>> The next version of Phonon will be packaged with Qt only. It will not
>>> be released as a separate package. Which is why KDE should work with
>>> the bundled Phonon.
>> ...but that phonon has fewer backends than the one from kdesupport, and
>> will never add those it is missing? (This is my understanding of what
>> you said[1].) Doesn't that /mandate/ a separate backend package? Or are
>> you really intending to just drop backends?
> Neither. You can build the other backends separately.

Huh? If I build them separately, that by definition makes them separate 
packages. (Okay, so instead of "a separate backend package" you're 
saying there should be "one package per backend that is not part of Qt". 
Still sounds like tomaeto/tomahto to me...)

Maybe I am confused, do the extra backends live somewhere that isn't 

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