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

Jeremy Whiting jpwhiting at
Wed Sep 23 22:54:18 UTC 2015

One other thing to note. All 5 of those libraries that are released
with KDE Applications are kdelibs4/qt4 based on their master branches
currently. To release them with KDE Applications 15.12 they need the
frameworks branches merged to master branch.

On Wed, Sep 23, 2015 at 4:48 PM, Jeremy Whiting <jpwhiting at> wrote:
> 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?
> BR,
> Jeremy
> 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
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