RFC: On-demand package installation API in kdelibs

Andras Mantia amantia at kde.org
Fri Jul 30 12:36:13 BST 2010

On Friday 30 July 2010, David Jarvie wrote:

> There has been too much emphasis in this thread on multimedia
> packages and codecs. This idea has much wider applicability, and it
> shouldn't be considered in such narrow terms.

Agreed. In KDE3 times Quanta had some runtime dependencies on other 
apps, like KImageMapEditor, KFileReplace, Cervisia, Kommander. It was 
not mandatory to have them, but they were useful for most users, so on 
startup it checked for their existence and recommended to the users to 
install them. With such an API the user on some distros could have 
install them right away.


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