[arch-dev-public] about splitting KDE (again)

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Jun 8 21:53:28 EDT 2009

Pierre Schmitz wrote:
> Hey guys,
> as Andrea already told we will make kde-unstable a playground for how we could 
> implement splitted KDE packages.
> I have started a draft page about that in out wiki 
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/DeveloperWiki:Splitting_KDE. I also added 
> a short summary about the motivation.
> Right now I have commited an initial set of PKGBUILDs to our repo. They are 
> created with the help of a script which reads the cmake file of a KDE source 
> package. I also added missing deps using namcap and some upstream 
> documentation.
> It is still far from ready but a good start.  Once we have a working set of 
> PKGBUILDs some scripts and namcap rules should maintaing them quite easy.
> KDE 4.3 will be released by end of july. Hopefully we'll have pacman 3.3 
> before that date. And until then we have some time to think about support for 
> splitted packages in our dev tools. (maybe its best to start a separate thread 
> for this)
> I hope there will be no flamewar or anything else less productive started by 
> users. So I have added a pro/contra and a FaQ section to the wiki. Feel free 
> to tell us your oppinion or complains and I am sure we'll find a nice 
> solution.

I ave read the wiki page and the plan for splitting sounds good and well 
justified andwith no unnecessary splitting.  I think the fact that the 
KDE developers bascially provide a way to split these up is 
justification in itself. 


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