modular kdelibs: packagers' view

Scott Kitterman kde at
Sun Jun 5 18:12:07 CEST 2011

"Sebastian Kügler" <sebas at> wrote:

>On Sunday, June 05, 2011 09:22:05 Scott Kitterman wrote:
>> For kdelibs, it is essential that the interfaces that will be newly
>> be  managed properly.  By there will be interfaces that are now
>> within kdelibs that will be exposed to the public.  They have to be
>> with the same compatibliity guarantees that currently apply to
>kdelibs.  If
>> not it'll be a mess and (IMO) seriously interfere with achieving the
>> of splitting it up.
>Are you talking about binary and / or source compatibility? (In which
>yep, that's a central concern already).

Source compatibility and proper soname management. As long as sonames are bumped for BIC changes I think it's manageable.

Scott K

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