[Kst] getdata patch

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Fri Jan 6 21:12:57 CET 2006

On Friday 06 January 2006 14:33, Barth Netterfield wrote:
> Without commenting on this particular patch....
> This brings up an idea that Ted has championed for a while now: that
> getdata should be its own library (as is cfitsio, HDF, etc etc) and not a
> part of kst.
> The advantage is that we could have a single libDirfile svn tree somewhere,
> and would avoid the problem of forking that has been a problem in the past,
> and people could easily install libDirfile without installing kst (of
> course, why would someone want to do such a horrible thing?) and could
> install kst without installing dirfiles.
> The disadvantage is that it would mean one more install for people who want
> dirfile access through kst.
> Any thoughts on this?

  - Some linux distros are looking at and/or already packaging Kst.  They 
would have to pick up libgetdata for their next release and make Kst depend 
on it, otherwise it would not contain that datasource.
  - It would not be easy to make API changes.

  Are you sure that's what you really want? :)

George Staikos
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