How do we release dependent libraries for digiKam-5.0.0-beta1?

Jeremy Whiting jpwhiting at
Wed Sep 23 22:48:24 UTC 2015

>From a release team perspective I don't think we can/should move
libraries that are currently part of KDE Applications already to
extragear. We usually release applications with their dependencies
(except frameworks) at the same time. Releasing libkexiv2 from
extragear while okular in Applications uses it seems backwards to me.
Are all 5 of the libraries that are released with KDE Applications
used by applications that are also released with KDE Applications?


On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Alexander Potashev
<aspotashev at> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> (Luigi pushed me a lot so I finally start this discussion ;))
> digiKam-5.0.0-beta1 is planned for October 18th, so we need to release
> its dependencies (KF5-based versions of libraries) at least as
> alpha/beta versions before that date:
>     1. libkipi (currently in KDE Applications)
>     2. libkface (currently in KDE Applications)
>     3. libkexiv2 (currently in KDE Applications)
>     4. libkdcraw (currently in KDE Applications)
>     5. libksane (currently in KDE Applications)
>     6. libkvkontakte (currently in extragear-libs)
>     7. libmediawiki (currently in extragear-libs)
> As listed above, many of these dependent libraries are currently part
> of KDE Applications, for example in KDE Applications 15.08.x we have
> kdelibs4-based editions of all 5 relevant libraries from the above
> list.
> I see two ways of releasing the 7 libraries mentioned above:
>  Plan 1: Keep the first 5 ones in KDE Applications and make an alpha
> release of KDE Applications 15.12.x before October 18th. libkvkontakte
> and libmediawiki should also be released before that date, but they
> are not tied to KDE Applications release schedule. (Btw, is it OK if
> digikam-beta depends on kde-apps-alpha?)
>  Plan 2: Move all these 7 libraries (their KF5-based versions) into
> extragear-libs and release them.
> Please tell us if any of these plans works better for you than the
> other, and why. Everyone are welcome to share their thoughts -
> packagers, KDE Apps release team, developers, etc.
> --
> Alexander Potashev
> _______________________________________________
> release-team mailing list
> release-team at

More information about the release-team mailing list