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Cooking up the Treats => Distro development => Topic started by: Will on November 21, 2007, 01:24:20 pm

Title: KDElibs prebundled in 5.9 standard?
Post by: Will on November 21, 2007, 01:24:20 pm
I'm not sure if I'd read thigns right but is that going to be the case? If so then why?
Title: Re: KDElibs prebundled in 5.9 standard?
Post by: GrannyGeek on November 21, 2007, 01:41:16 pm
I'm not sure if I'd read thigns right but is that going to be the case? If so then why?

I don't have any official knowledge, but since K3B will be the CD/DVD burner in 5.0 Standard, the kdelibs will have to be included. I think that's all that's needed to get K3B working, not the whole KDE bundle.

As I understand it, K3B will be included because the other burners have proved unsatisfactory for one reason or another. And indeed, K3B is a terrific program.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: KDElibs prebundled in 5.9 standard?
Post by: Will on November 21, 2007, 02:41:11 pm
Ahh. Had wondered as I recall the discussion shortly before the 5.1 release going towards bundling kdelibs, but finally desciding not due to graveman being a good solution for vetor-standard. To be honest, while it isn't k3b, it is a good front-end to the odd assortment of programs that works behind the gui.


Still, k3b is, from what i can see, The Program to use for burning in linux.
Title: Re: KDElibs prebundled in 5.9 standard?
Post by: GrannyGeek on November 21, 2007, 03:06:11 pm
Ahh. Had wondered as I recall the discussion shortly before the 5.1 release going towards bundling kdelibs, but finally desciding not due to graveman being a good solution for vetor-standard. To be honest, while it isn't k3b, it is a good front-end to the odd assortment of programs that works behind the gui.

I think I heard that Graveman had gone into the grave, i.e., development had stopped. So eventually the program would have to be replaced like it or not.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: KDElibs prebundled in 5.9 standard?
Post by: Will on November 21, 2007, 04:09:47 pm
Sad, but if thats how it is then that's how it is.
Title: Re: KDElibs prebundled in 5.9 standard?
Post by: Will on November 26, 2007, 12:01:32 pm
question:

Is there any perticular reason xfburn isn't bundled instead, or does it simply not compete that well with k3b in terms of useability by joe user?
Title: Re: KDElibs prebundled in 5.9 standard?
Post by: exeterdad on November 26, 2007, 12:05:45 pm
On my machine, I've not been able to get xfburn to work (at all) on any of the beta's or rc's for 5.9.  So I'm plenty happy about K3b being added.  Kdelibs really isn't that big.  A portion of the libs is needed to run the KDM login manager anyway.
Title: Re: KDElibs prebundled in 5.9 standard?
Post by: alec on December 07, 2007, 02:20:06 am
Not quite sure, but do Amarok, Kopete and Krusader use those libs as well? I often use these for lack of anything better.
Title: Re: KDElibs prebundled in 5.9 standard?
Post by: rbistolfi on December 07, 2007, 04:55:16 am
Not quite sure, but do Amarok, Kopete and Krusader use those libs as well? I often use these for lack of anything better.

Yes, but they need other stuff to work. I am running those in 5.9 without many problems.
Title: Re: KDElibs prebundled in 5.9 standard?
Post by: wcs on December 18, 2007, 05:09:27 am
Amarok will also ask you for kdebase, when you install it from the repo.
However, if you unmark kdebase in gslapt (or use --no-dep in slapt-get), Amarok works just fine.
I think kdebase is only needed for Konqueror integration, so you shouldn't lose anything if you skip it (at least, nothing I have noticed).
Title: Re: KDElibs prebundled in 5.9 standard?
Post by: wcs on December 18, 2007, 05:13:11 am
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As I understand it, K3B will be included because the other burners have proved unsatisfactory for one reason or another.

Maybe kdelibs only gets installed if one chooses to install k3b during the installation of 5.9 ?

I might be wrong, but I think when I installed RC3 , I chose k3b (and it was working perfectly), but when I checked gslapt, kdelibs wasn't marked as installed... weird.