New Framework Review: KDAV

Volker Krause vkrause at
Sat Feb 15 10:16:46 GMT 2020

On Saturday, 9 November 2019 12:33:54 CET Volker Krause wrote:
> Hi,
> during Akademy there was a request to promote KDAV from KDE PIM to
> Frameworks for use by Plasma Mobile. KDAV is a framework that implements
> the CalDav/ CardDav/GroupDav protocol on top of KIO's WebDav support. It
> would be classified as a functional tier 3 framework.
> So far we have fixed a number of obvious ABI-compatibility issues, removed
> QtXml[Patterns] usage from the public interface and relicensed GPL parts
> (apart from a bit of test code) to LGPL. The next step would be a more
> thorough review to identify changes necessary before becoming a Framework.
> To avoid the last minute invasive changes we ended up doing for
> KCalendarCore, I'd propose the following timeline:
> - identify and implement all necessary changes to the API and ABI until the
> 20.04 Application release (that includes the still necessary move to the KF5
> library namespace).

The rename to the KF5 namespace has been done, if more changes to the ABI are 
necessary now would be a good time to point those out, so we can integrate 
them before the 20.04 freeze :)


> - release KDAV with 20.04 with the final API/ABI that the first KF5 release
> will provide as well
> - become part of the KF5 release in May or June 2020, release as a drop-in
> replacement of the last application release
> In general this is following the same transition process that has been used
> for Syndication, KHolidays, KContacts and KCalendarCore as that should cause
> minimal disruptions for distributors, but if there's better ideas on how to
> handle this, now is a good time to bring this up :)
> Feedback?
> Thanks,
> Volker

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