synching kactivities in kdelibs/4.7

Sebastian Kügler sebas at
Wed Sep 21 09:57:33 UTC 2011

On Tuesday, September 20, 2011 15:23:50 Christoph Feck wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 September 2011 14:10:54 Ivan Čukić wrote:
> > > Both "kactivities/master" and "kdelibs/4.7" install the file
> > > "lib/", preventing package generation, so
> > > something has to change.
> > 
> > kdelibs/4.7 shouldn't be used with a separate libkactivities. This
> > is for 4.8 and further.
> We release 4.8 together with kdelibs/4.7.

That case is covered by the proposal to sync up 
kdelibs/experimental/kactivities with kde:kactivities, as you then basically 
do not need a separate kactivities, so nothing changes here.

Conversely, not synching on our side, but users wanting to use kactivities, 
they'd either rely on the outdated version we're shipping in 
kdelibs/experimental, or have to remove the kactivities stuff from the 
packages, add dependencies to all the users, and add a separate package for 

In my second life as packager, I've gone through exactly this process, and it 
made me realize how much pain we cause to packagers with this. That's why I 
want to avoid it by synching up.

So, any objections against it keeping those two in sync? (That would mean that 
we'd basically do development in the separate repo, and move over the changes 
on a regular basis, when we've given it sufficient testing to be comfortable 
using it on real machines.

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