[kde-solaris] [kde-discuss] KBE 1.0 - Build enviroment for KDE

Shawn Walker swalker at opensolaris.org
Tue Dec 11 20:39:32 CET 2007

On Dec 11, 2007 12:09 PM, Stefan Teleman <stefan.teleman at sun.com> wrote:
> Shawn Walker wrote:
> > 3rd parties; such as this project. Sun, at last check, isn't the one
> > delivering KDE, Qt4, or stdcxx (yet).
> Huh ? Really ?
> This project is a Third Party ? Are we a separate legal entity ?
> Last i checked this project is part of OpenSolaris. OpenSolaris is a
> "Third Party" now ?

At last check, you were talking about delivering this software for
Solaris 10 U3 or U4 systems.

That implies that unless you are going to integrate KDE into Solaris
10 that you must deliver the software as a 3rd party since Sun won't
be the one delivering it.

Therefore, you should be following the guidelines your own company
established for 3rd party software delivery which means installing
into /opt.

As far as OpenSolaris is concerned, just because a project is on this
website does not mean that Sun is the one delivering it nor does it
mean that it officially represents the OpenSolaris project and that it
can choose to deliver software wherever it chooses.

Let's say another project is started on OpenSolaris.org that is C++
and wants to build and use the "standard C++ library" instead of
stdcxx; congratulations, you've just created a conflict because of
your special build of Qt.

I'll say it again; C++ dependencies that do not use the "standard"
expected flags/runtime/libraries/whatever should not be installed into
"standard" locations.

Shawn Walker, Software and Systems Analyst

"To err is human -- and to blame it on a computer is even more so." -
Robert Orben

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