Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at
Fri Jan 30 10:31:53 GMT 2015

2015-01-30 11:18 GMT+01:00 Pino Toscano <pino at>:
> On Friday 30 January 2015 09:16:47 Raymond Wooninck wrote:
>> But as that
>> Digikam is moving more and more to a Qt5 application, then a Frameworks based
>> one I wonder if the maintainers will go for this separation.
> I don't see how things will change because of this. Currently, the
> kdegraphics libraries (libkipi, libkexiv2, libdcraw, and recently also
> libkface) have regular release together with KDE SC/whatever; however,
> they are bundled (as snapshots from git/master, even) in the digikam
> release tarball as well, and possibly digikam even requires (it did a
> couple of times in the past) functions added only to master in those
> libraries, and not available in their last stable series.

False. libs are bundled in tarball, but not used at compilation time
(look cmake options in SC repository).

> In short: maintainers should simply stop bundling libraries together
> with digikam, and just make sure digikam (and kipi-plugins as well)
> builds and work fine at least with the latest stable series of them.
> Back to the topic of this thread: I'd mildly oppose to move libkgeomap
> to kdegraphics, since:
> a) its API and ABI get broken from time to time (even too often), with
>    no actual bump of SONAME

false. Look API and ABI history in top of lead cmake scripts for each

> b) digikam people rarely care about non-master branches of those
>    libraries, fixing bugs in master only and leaving stable series
>    without fixes (and distros usually have to backport those on their
>    own)

false. When it's possible we do it, when time permit.

> c) there is simply nothing that prevents something in extragear/libs
>    to have own releases (and actually, that's exactly what extragear
>    is for), and to be used by other applications

This join my older viewpoint (5/6 years ago) to NOT share libkipi,
libkdcraw, libkexiv2, etc with the rest of the world because it will
be amount to work to solve problems due to sharing rules. I remember
peoples from KDE who ask to changes my viewpoint... We have tried to
do the best, and as i can see it's never enough...

Gilles Caulier

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