[Kde-games-devel] kajongg in kdereview since 1 month

Parker Coates parker.coates at kdemail.net
Wed Mar 17 16:59:31 GMT 2010

On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 12:43, Sune Vuorela wrote:
> On 2010-03-17, Parker Coates <parker.coates at kdemail.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 03:29, Wolfgang Rohdewald wrote:
>>> On Mittwoch 17 März 2010, Parker Coates wrote:
>>>> ImportError: No module named zope.interface
>>>> Is this a missing dependency check?
>>> Yes.
>>> Kajongg needs python-twisted-core
>>> (on my kubuntu), and python-twisted-core
>>> needs python-zope.interface.
>>> That is not the whole Zope, just one
>>> small part which defines a class interface
>>> mechanism.
>> So I guess we have 2 options:
>> 1. Check for the presence of these libraries at configure-time with
>> CMake and skip building Kajonng if they are not found.
>> 2. Add a runtime check for these libraries by trying to import them
>> and catching any ImportErrors raised, then showing a nice friendly
>> dialog explaining why Kajonng is about to gracefully shut down.
>> I honestly don't know which one makes more sense, but I know uncaught
>> ImportErrors are not an acceptable means of notifying the user that
>> some dependencies are missing.
> As a distribution packager, I really hate build time checks for runtime
> needs, and normally we patch those checks out. (and sometimes forget to
> add runtime dependencies, but that's a different issue)

For the time being, I think it makes sense for Kajongg to follow the
lead of system-config-printer-kde. If you'd like to take the issue to
kdebuildsystem (where presumably people know what they're talking
about more than I do ;)) and come up with a new system, then we could
change the behaviour later.


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