RFC: On-demand package installation API in kdelibs

Lubos Lunak l.lunak at suse.cz
Mon Aug 2 14:12:50 BST 2010

On Friday 30 of July 2010, Marco Martin wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 10:55 PM, Lubos Lunak <l.lunak at suse.cz> wrote:
> >  Or we had a problem with Nepomuk in openSUSE 11.2 - we decided to turn
> > it off by default and not even include the dependencies in the default
> > installation or the liveCD (since they took some space). We rather
> > quickly ended up with bugreports from users who tried to enable Nepomuk,
> > got just a (not very good IIRC) error message and didn't realize they had
> > to install additional packages to get it to work.
> a thing that would come natural to me for it to use is if you try to
> open some weird file format from dolphin, no viewer/editors installed
> but there are available in the repositories.
> this could be a quite common situation (i don't expect to have things
> for rarely used files installed by default), and save significant
> hassle of googling what on earth can open this kind of file.

 http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/4232 , up to and including the first three 
pictures. The dialog could probably use a better wording (mimetype 
inheritance makes things interesting), suggestions are welcome.

 Lubos Lunak
 openSUSE Boosters team, KDE developer
 l.lunak at suse.cz , l.lunak at kde.org

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