Eva Brucherseifer eva.brucherseifer at
Sun Nov 23 12:04:36 CET 2008

Am Friday 21 November 2008 18:33:26 schrieb Aaron J. Seigo:
> On Thursday 13 November 2008, Torsten Rahn wrote:
> > It's important to provide and ship the Decibel-KDE libs support soon. You
> > can't always assume that people will always use trunk to develop with.
> > I'd claim that most people who develop against KDE 4 these days try to
> > develop against the stable version of KDE unless there is a really
> > important API enhancement in trunk that they need to depend on (and that
> this has always been the case. the majority of application developers do
> not use trunk, and even if they do they realize many of their users don't
> and so avoid using library features that are only in trunk.
> > > Which apps are using/want to use Decibel?
> >
> > Except for Kopete and other IM messaging clients there are possible other
> > applications which could use Decibel: ?
> this is where we ought to be aware of KDE4's likeness to KDE2 more than
> KDE3. in KDE3 we had a pretty strict "Must already be used in applications"
> policy, while in KDE2 it seemed a lot more technology was added "because
> applications should be able to $FOO". that's because in KDE3 we had what we
> needed and we wanted to avoid unending bloat for no purpose while in KDE2
> (and KDE4) we were adding tools to let us do what we wanted to able to do.
> decibel certainly falls into that category.

This is also why I would love to have Decibel onboard now - to make people 
aware of it and to trigger more development based on it and to have real test 
cases. I am sure we will see more of that in spring 2009.

However, as stated in my other email I am pure unsure I can run the whole 
process to get it into kdereview in time. 


> as for the rest of Torsten's observations and comments, i think he's
> correct across the board.

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