Use of bin versus libexec

David Faure faure at
Fri Sep 28 18:30:16 BST 2012

On Wednesday 26 September 2012 10:42:07 Jonathan Marten wrote:
> After a lot of discussion, is seems that there are some executables
> (as per Thiago's list) that can be moved out.  For others
> (e.g. Akonadi) it is problematic because there is no standardization
> on the location for a "system-wide" libexec as per David's comments
> below, so they will have to stay unless a better solution can be
> found.
> I'm willing to do some work on those that can be moved, but would it
> be acceptable to do such changes (in trunk) at this stage - or would
> they have to wait for the next major release (i.e. "KDE 5")?

You can't move executables in KDE 4.x, that would break scripts and user's 

But for the binaries installed by kdelibs, feel free to check out the 
"frameworks" branch of kdelibs and make the changes there.

Use "kde-frameworks" in reviewboard, when submitting patches for review.

David Faure, faure at,
Working on KDE, in particular KDE Frameworks 5

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