KDE Review: Move LabPlot to extragear.

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Thu Feb 13 19:07:24 GMT 2014

El Dijous, 13 de febrer de 2014, a les 08:21:48, Alexander Semke va escriure:
> Hi,
> > Do you really need that embedded liborigin?
> The development of this code was originally initiated in LabPlot and got
> later contributions from other projects. A library was created. It is/was
> used for the import of Origin files. At the moment we don't import anything
> but ascii files. However, at some point we maybe have to pick up this code.
> I'm not a big fan of providing import/export-stuff for proprietary file
> formats in open-source software. To be honest, I want to convince the users
> to use LabPlot by the quality of the software in general and not by the
> quality of import-filters for some fancy windows software that is very
> often used out there. But if there are to many requests for this feature in
> the future, we'll probably revive this dead code.
> The code can be downloaded from [1]. So, maybe you're right. We can kill
> this code in the repository until we decide to use it later. And if we
> decide to use it, we should decide whether to use it as an external shared
> library or not.

That's the thing, if the code can be downloaded separately, it is much better 
just using it as a proper library and not embedding it into your sources.


> [1] https://sourceforge.net/projects/liborigin/

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