New dependency for kdelibs and kdebase: dbusmenu-qt

Tom Albers toma at
Wed Apr 28 21:14:26 BST 2010

On Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:51:16 +0200, Andreas Pakulat <apaku at> wrote:
> On 28.04.10 11:32:31, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
>> On April 28, 2010, Andreas Pakulat wrote:
>> > Yes this hasn't been done the proper way (no buildsystem review, no
>> > proper
>> > testing on more than a single system, no announcements before
>> > it) and people should really start to read and adhere to kdelibs
>> > policies,
>> the reality is that it's an external dependency. Aurelien doesn't have 
>> permission yet to make it an "official" upstream project from his
>> manager.[1]
>> we don't put external deps under the same policies as kdelibs.
> You got me wrong, I wasn't talking about the new external dependency at
> all. I was talking about the code that was added to kdelibs and kdebase,
> in particular the new buildsystem files to find the new dependency and
> about the lack of warning before introducing a new dependency for trunk
> and about just vanishing after having done so.
> Andreas

Yeah, it is not pretty, it is not nice, could have been done better? Sure.
Does he know that? Of course.In *every* release cycle we had up to now, we
have had last minute code-drops, with 2300 svn accounts there will always
be someone who does that. We have plenty of time to get it right before the
actual release and we should be proud that we are flexable enough to deal
with it.

That said, let's move on and appreciate the new feature. 
Tom Albers
KDE Developer

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