kdelibs, kdebase moving to Git this Saturday

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Sun Jan 30 13:14:54 GMT 2011

On Saturday 29 January 2011, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Saturday, January 29, 2011, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> > I disagree, wallpapers *are* part of the history, if i want to go
> > abck to 4.5 and install kdebase i want to get what we had, not
> > something less because that new shiny tool we have is not able to
> > cope with wallpapers.
> not less, but different perhaps. the wallpapers are really not
> related to the plasma workspace devel at all, however, and would
> probably be better off in their own repository as a result. it's an
> art esign thing, not a code thing.
> there is only a runtime dependency on _one_ wallpaper: the default.
> that dependency is actually defined by the theme, and the default
> theme actually resides in kde-runtime.
> we do need to decide how to deal with the wallpapers, but i don't
> think keeping them in kde-workspace is a good answer. it does
> increaese the size considerably for something that is really a
> different kind of beast.
> i am seriously considering proposing shipping just one wallpaper as
> part of an artwork package and making the rest of them available via
> synchrotron.

It might make sense to create a branding package. Many distributors do 
replace the default wallpaper and other images like the splash screen. 
In openSUSE there are several RPMs providing the original KDE branding 
and there are counterparts providing an openSUSE branding. A separation 
of branding-specific artwork (and probably also sound files) would make 
life easier for distributors and for developers.

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