RFC: On-demand package installation API in kdelibs

Gary Greene greeneg at tolharadys.net
Sat Jul 31 03:19:28 BST 2010

On Jul 30, 2010, at 4:36 AM, Andras Mantia wrote:

> 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.
> Andras

That or to link to the PHP or HTML references, so that if you don't want them installed by default, you can get them later _if you need them_.

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