Packaging KDE Foundation 5 frameworks

Milian Wolff mail at
Thu Oct 10 15:55:33 BST 2013

On Wednesday 09 October 2013 19:26:48 Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Wednesday 09 October 2013, Lubomir Rintel wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I know it's a bit too early, but still better than late. I'd like to
> > know your thoughts about the way KF5 frameworks will be packaged for
> > Linux distributions.
> > 
> > I'm currently working on including Hawaii desktop (based around a Qt5
> > and Wayland-based compositor) in Fedora. We aim at delivering it around
> > two Fedora releases in future therefore it makes sense to work on
> > packaging already. It currently depends on frameworks from kdelibs
> > framework branch (currently it's probably just tier1/solid) and extra
> > cmake modules.
> > 
> > I'm wondering what's your position on naming the packages? Does kf5-*
> > prefix (kf5-solid, kf5-extra-cmake-modules) make sense to you? OpenSUSE
> > seems to use that (except that they don't include the prefix for ECM).
> IMHO extra-cmake-modules really should not get a "kf5" prefix, this would
> IMO at least partly defeat its purpose. It was intended as addons for cmake
> (which happen to be useful for KDE), not as a tier0 package of KF5.
> Not sure if this changed though.

This. At least from what I understood in that regard, esp. from listening to 
the KF5 talk at dev days yesterday.

Furthermore, David explicitly said that in the future they aim at splitting up 
the KF5 modules into separate git repositories. Afaik, there is no ETA on this 
yet though.

Milian Wolff
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