Why does kmail insist on having ldap available?

Peter Humphrey peter at prh.myzen.co.uk
Mon Jul 29 10:04:51 BST 2019

On Monday, 29 July 2019 09:41:03 BST Daniel Vrátil wrote:
> On Thursday, 25 July 2019 11:26:50 CEST Peter Humphrey wrote:
> > I've just noticed my Gentoo system updating openldap and looked into what
> > needed it. All dependencies were conditional except for kldap, which
> > requires it. Then I found that six KDE apps insist on kdap and thus
> > openldap.
> > 
> > My question: why is ldap not optional? What proportion of user
> > installations actually use it?
> As far as I can see LDAP is used by Kleopatra (to lookup GPG keys in LDAP
> directory), email address autocompletion in KMail composer and in KOrganizer
> incidence editor to look up attendees in LDAP directory (there's probably
> more, I just quickly grepped the codebase).  I'm not sure about Kleopatra,
> but in case of the autocompletion and incidence editor the LDAP integration
> could be turned into proper optional plugins, but let's face it: we have
> bigger issues right now :-)

I see what you mean.

> Any help with this effort would be much welcomed, though, I'd be happy to
> guide/help with this task, if anyone's interested.

I'm afraid my coding days are 30 years in the past, and never included C++ or 
anything like it. Pity. Thanks for the explanation anyway.


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