RFC: On-demand package installation API in kdelibs

Martin Sandsmark sandsmark at samfundet.no
Wed Jul 28 20:57:21 BST 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 09:49:37PM +0200, Lubos Lunak wrote:
>  My point was just that this API does not change Amarok's situation much.

No, but it changes KDE's situation (and KDE is, AFAIK, a larger target than

>  The intent of the upstream code would be that a component needed for 
> proceeding is missing and should be installed if possible. That's all. It 
> doesn't even need to care what the component is, it can be made generic 
> per-format and 'mp3' doesn't have to be there explicitly at all. And, as far 
> as I know, it is not illegal to install the component, it is just illegal to 
> install it "incorrectly". Of course, with idiotic laws this all is hard to 
> say.

This won't work for say, libdvdcss, which is also the most serious target
(DMCA violating as it is).
And I guess lawyers could point to your first mail here to show what intent
we had with this functionality…

>  I don't know, I'm not a lawyer :).

But we have access to some lawyers, I hope?

Martin Sandsmark 

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