meta-kde4 and meta-kde

Ana Guerrero ana at
Tue Apr 7 04:49:33 UTC 2009

Welcome to the annual metapackages discussion.

At this moment, we have both meta-kde and meta-kde4 in unstable.
meta-kde is broken since it installs kde3 packages and meta-kde4 is just 
a quick upload with bump dependencies to 4.2.2.
We should kill meta-kde and update meta-kde4 to some final layout.

* meta-kde provides: kde, kde-devel and kde-core.

My proposal here is keeping kde and be the same than currently kde4.

* meta-kde4 provides: kde4, kde4-minimal and kde4-developent.

My proposal here is:
-keep kde4 and add kde (both do the same)
-keep kde4-minimal and add kde-mininal (or kde-core :? but it is not longer the
same that used to be in kde3...)
-transform kde4-development in real development meta package. In the future 
it will even have kdevelop 4...
- and add some kde-desktop-full package that is kde4 with a recommends in all
the cool apps: amarok, yakuake ktorrent... For users that just want

Having a lot of metapackages is nice, but it gets confusing. It will be hard
to reach some equilibrium here.

What do you think? What is your proposal here?


More information about the pkg-kde-talk mailing list