meta-kde4 and meta-kde

Beojan Stanislaus beojan at
Thu Apr 9 07:51:53 UTC 2009

On Thursday 09 April 2009 00:26:02 Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> On Thursday 09 April 2009 00:49:07 Sune Vuorela wrote:
> > What should be KDE?
> >
> > The thing that upstream ships as KDE?
> I think the "kde" package should be strongly related to what upstream 
> when they say "new KDE version released".  That is the rule for pretty 
> all other packages, after all.
> Variations should then be kde-$something, again, same as other 
> > The thing that Developer A and Developer B has agreed upon?
> > The thing that Developer C and Developer D has agreed upon?
> > Whan when users wants more?
> Heh, what about a kde-80-20 package that installs the 20% most popular 
> related packages based on popcon, which should then be enough for 
80% of
> users. ;-)
> --
One of the 20% of most popular KDE packages would probably be kde-full 
since most users would probably just want the most complete experience.

Anyway, I think you should do what the Gnome team does, which is have a 
kde-desktop-environment package, which is what you think the base KDE is, 
and a kde package, containing all that upstream ships as KDE.

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