kopete and kdepimlibs in apps 15.08

Harald Sitter sitter at kde.org
Tue Aug 18 09:01:54 UTC 2015

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 10:33 AM, Pali Rohár <pali.rohar at gmail.com> wrote:
> CCing R.Harish Navnit, GSoC student who porting kopete to KF5.

I think you forgot that ;)

> On Tuesday 18 August 2015 09:53:44 Harald Sitter wrote:
>> Now looking at the source kdepimlibs is used for two things in kopete:
>> 1) kpimidentities is used in the bonjour protocol as a fallback to
>> kuser to obtain the users's name and email address for account default
>> values (this is required, although I am not sure it should be)
> Bonjour protocol (local XMPP) needs some user name and optionally also
> email address. These details are used for identifying user on local
> network. And user can use any information here.
> So if kdepimlibs is problem here, you can add #ifdef patch which makes
> kdepimlibs optional. kdepimlibs is used only for initial pre-configured
> settings so user can use some defaults.

It turns out kdepimlibs (specifically KABC) it is also pretty
hardwired into the contactlist, so patching bonjour alone is not going
to solve anything and making KABC optional seems like a substantial
effort :/

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