kde-workspace dependency

Milian Wolff mail at milianw.de
Thu Sep 29 10:48:06 BST 2011

Andreas Pakulat, 28.09.2011:
> On 27.09.11 16:31:24, Afief Halumi wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I was trying to install kdevelop in my home directory at work. But the
> > dependency on kde-workspace is keeping me from doing so.
> > 
> > We are using an old and proven Linux distro and it'll probably be years
> > before we upgrade to something that is slightly newer, and on such an old
> > system it seems that kde-workspace is chocking on some OpenGL. This is
> > keeping me from building kde-workspace and thus kdevelop.
> > 
> > I don't follow the internals of kde or kdevelop, but the kde-workspace
> > README says that anything that typical applications(e.g not a panel or a
> > screensaver, which is stuff that is tied to the workspace) should not
> > depend on kde-workspace. Is there a good reason for this dependency? Can
> > it perhaps be made optional for those of us unlucky enough to not have a
> > fully installed KDE system?
> You're not alone, basically any gentoo user has the same problem. The
> dependency exists so that KDevelop does not need to have its own widget
> and logic to show processes to the user for attaching a debugger to it.
> We're using the processui library which is still in kde-workspace. When
> this first came up the processui maintainer promised to move the library
> to kdelibs but as you can see that never happened (probably because it
> works for most people this way as well).
> Its possible to make this optional, but that requires someone to dig up
> the old code for the process-listview and then adjust the code in the
> gdb plugin to use that if the processui library is not found.

Why not just disable the "attach to process" stuff if someone does not have 
kde-workspace installed?

Milian Wolff
mail at milianw.de
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