[PATCH] Making Soprano optional (again) in kdelibs

Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.org
Wed Dec 30 13:59:15 CET 2009

On Wednesday 30 December 2009 13:42:11 Dror Levin wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 14:31, Sebastian Kügler <sebas at kde.org> wrote:
>  I'm starting to get really amazed how people are willing to condemn the
>  use of databases without even coming up with a single performance
>  measurement backing up the claims of bloat. And then people go wild based
>  on wrong assumptions. :/
>  We can do better than that, no
> You're getting this all wrong. The "bloat" Jorge was talking about is added
>  dependencies for common and shared libraries. Our problem is not with e.g.
>  kmail using akonadi+mysql, but with kdelibs now *requiring*
>  soprano+viruoso, even for people who only install it to get k3b running.
>  All we are asking for is to make these dependencies in common libraries
>  optional instead of mandatory so that people who don't need the added
>  dependencies can get away without them.

Fair enough. :) I believe this particular problem has been solved, no?

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