[Kde-graphics-devel] libkface

Tobias Leupold tobias.leupold at web.de
Wed Sep 17 13:07:59 UTC 2014

Hi list!

I'm from the KPhotoAlbum project. We recently introduced support for face 
detection and face recognition using libkface. Likely, this will be a part of 
the next release. Actually, we are the first project apart from Digikam (who 
initiated and maintain libkface) to use libkface.

This leads to a problem: at the moment, libkface is distributed with the 
Digikam sources. There's an own git repository for the lib's sources in the 
KDE repositories, but there's no own release.

Some distributors (e. g. Gentoo) have an own package for libkface 
nevertheless, others don't (e. g. Debian). So, at the moment, we would have to 
include libkface in our sources, as Digikam does (which would lead to 
collisions if both KPA and Digikam would be installed and is perhaps not a 
good idea) or we would have to pull the full Digikam package as a dependency 
if the user wants libkface support.

Both "solutions" don't seem to be nice.

Thus, Gilles Caulier from Digikam suggested to move libkface into 
kdegraphics/libs, so that it will be included into the normal KDE release 
cycle and will be independent of Digikam, cf. the discussion on the Digikam 
mailing list:


He said I had to ask the kdegraphics mailing list if the admins would also 
agree to do so.

So what do you think?

Yours, Tobias

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