[Kde-scm-interest] Package splitting

Thomas Zander zander at kde.org
Tue Jan 26 13:47:51 CET 2010

On Tuesday 26. January 2010 11.51.38 Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> > >2) From a marketing perspective, we'd like to start marketing the
> > >various KDE applications independently, which requires that they are
> > >easier to obtain as stand-alone apps. In other words, we'd like to be
> > >able to offer a download of Okular by itself, for instance, since
> > >Okular is good enough to sell itself.
> >
> > 
> > I fail to see how this requires different tarballs. They still get
> > released all together with KDE SC. How does marketing affect the
> > tarball used? Or git repo used.
> > 
> well, quite frankly, i was recently rather pissed off by that just
> configuring kdeutils (to build kcalc and nothing more) required me to
> install a full-blown kdepimlibs (or hacking the cmake files). don't you
> think that there is something wrong with that?

Completely orthogonal; the problem you describe has to do with bad dependency 
checking for compile, not about splitting up sources you get. KDEPimLibs has 
some configuration issues for sure, I especially like the KDEPIM_ONLY_KLEO 
cmake variable ;)

This topic is closed for me, really, we closed it before, no new info has been 
brought to the table.
Thomas Zander

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