[Kde-scm-interest] Package splitting

Michael Jansen kde at michael-jansen.biz
Wed Jan 27 14:09:20 CET 2010

On Wednesday 27 January 2010 13:51:10 Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 12:38:21PM +0100, Thomas Zander wrote:
> > I've had too many accusations of breaking the build in koffice just
> > because the user updated only his app and forgot to type 'svn update' in
> > the libraries.
> well, quite frankly: tough luck. for him. the advantage of non-atomicity
> is that the user has the *option* to do only a partial update, at his
> own risk. not everyone has a compile cluster at his fingertips to always
> pull everything without thinking much about it.
> if you extrapolate your argument (which would be just logical, as
> kdebase devs are often enough accused of breaking the build by adding
> dependencies on recent kdelibs functionality), it would mean that the
> entire KDE/ needs to be in one repository. i think you agree that this
> too absurd to even consider.

Why stop there? How about some dependencies we have? Just say sip and pykde4 and qscriptgenerator 
libexiv and poppler and ...

I more than once fail to compile code because someone decided to depend on a more recent version of 
some stuff outside of our repository.

We would have much less problems if people building kde would automatically get the corresponding 
version of those.

But i will give this is only in theory a good idea.


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