Kubuntu packages to be promoted to main
mdz at ubuntu.com
Fri Feb 11 19:42:55 CST 2005
As many of you already know, development of Kubuntu is taking place within
the same repository as Ubuntu Hoary. As part of this process, a number of
KDE packages and related packages will be promoted from universe to main,
and begin receiving official support.
Most of them are unfamiliar to me, and I am soliciting feedback on their
suitability for inclusion in main. Here's what we like to see in main:
- Active upstreams
- Widely used in distributions
- Defensive programming with regard to security issues, where applicable
And here's the list:
kdeedu build-depends on this date/time-handling library
kdeedu depends on this English/Japanese dictionary, by way of the
kiten binary package
kdenetwork build-depends on libgadu-dev, an instant messaging
kdepim build-depends on libgnokii2-dev, a library for communication
with Nokia mobile phones
kdepim build-depends on libgpgme11-dev, a C API for GnuPG
kdeprint depends on the PostScript viewer gv (we currently have the
GNOME version, ggv, in main)
kdegraphics build-depends on this old version of the imlib library.
I recommend that we do not support it, and would like to know if it
is possible to migrate kdegraphics to imlib2.
Perl modules required by kdeaddons via knewsticker-scripts
A Japanese Kanji dictionary, also required by kdeedu via kiten
kdepim build-depends on this library, which apparently provides
facilities to allow Palm Pilots to synchronize to the AvantGo.com
kdemultimedia build-depends on libtunepimp2-dev, a music tagging
library based on MusicBrainz
kdepim build-depends on liblockdev1-dev, a device locking library.
I don't know how it differs from other solutions.
kdeprint depends on this tool, which creates large posters out of
kdemultimedia build-depends on libtag1-dev, another music file
kdeutils build-depends on thinkpad-base and tpctl. Seems
questionable to me.
kdewebdev (via quanta) and kdeaddons (via kate-plugins) depend on
this HTML reformatting tool
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