kopete and kdepimlibs in apps 15.08

Pali Rohár pali.rohar at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 09:10:58 UTC 2015

On Tuesday 18 August 2015 11:01:54 Harald Sitter wrote:
> 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 ;)

I forwarded that email. Now really CCing.

> > 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 :/

Yes, Kopete hard depends on KABC and without it it is not possible to
compile Kopete.

Pali Rohár
pali.rohar at gmail.com

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