[kde-solaris] KDE module targets

Adriaan de Groot groot at kde.org
Sat Aug 25 01:23:50 CEST 2007

One of the questions I was asked at Sun.nl was whether we -- KDE-Solaris -- 
have specific modules targeted first or a plan to roll out KDE. There were 
two sub-questions:

1 - what do you need minimally for a KDE desktop
2 - what do you need for a productive KDE desktop

For (1) I answered "kdesupport, kdelibs, kdepimlibs, kdebase." That gets you 
the desktop, plasma, window manager (+ compositing!), konqueror, konsole, 
kcontrol (if it still exists). kdebase/runtime is absolutely necessary for 
any KDE apps now, so we can't get away without building at least some of 
kdebase. May as well do all of it.

For (2), "(1) plus kdepim, koffice." That would probably do it for me, and I 
don't even use KOffice.

After that, (3) would be "everything else."

Now let's think about how parallelizable this work is. We have kdesupport and 
kdelibs; once kdelibs actually installs we can build kdepimlibs. It is small 
and I don't expect many problems except that it relies on BOOST. Uh oh. You 
*must* have both of those before moving on to kdebase, but you can compile 
other things without kdebase -- you just can't run them.

So, priority tree (in ASCII art):

kdesupport -> kdelibs -> kdepimlibs -> kdebase/runtime -> kdebase
                              \------> kdepim
                               \-----> koffice
                                \----> everything else

Runtime testing will have to wait until we have kdebase/runtime. Until we have 
kdepimlibs in shape for others to compile, there is not much division of work 
to be done -- well, there's all the non-KDE dependencies of the other modules 
that can be dealt with, but KDE-specifics need to wait on the libs being 
ready. As soon as someone has pimlibs up, please announce it because that 
means we can finally spread out over the KDE codebase in a useful manner.

These are your friends - Adem
    GPG: FEA2 A3FE Adriaan de Groot
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