Pino Toscano pino at
Wed Jan 28 14:08:33 GMT 2015

On Wednesday 28 January 2015 14:57:18 Tobias Leupold wrote:
> > Why does libkgeomap need to move "somewhere" just to be used by some
> > other extragear application?  Just do independent releases of it, and
> > stop bundling it in digikam
> If I remember correctly, this is the problem. The Digikam team can't or do not 
> want to do single releases, and moving the lib causes releases to be done 
> automatically (apparently). That was the reason for the libkface move (which 
> now has independent releases).

Well, libkface has "independent releases"... just because they are done
as part of the usual KDE SC/whatever releases.

As you (or they) describe the situation, it seems like kdegraphics is a
dumping ground for stuff which is developed on its own anyway, but whose
maintainer refuses to release on its own.  This sounds *bad* to me,
especially that digikam is released so often, that having to release
some extra library from time to time (*) should not be an huge overload.

(*) not all the "extra" libraries bundled with digikam get changes in
each release, so doing released only when having enough
bugfixes/features is the best way to go

Pino Toscano

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