On Fri, 2012-03-02 at 15:56 +0100, Frederik Elwert wrote:
Am Freitag, den 02.03.2012, 15:28 +0100 schrieb Patrick Ohly:
> On Fri, 2012-03-02 at 15:20 +0100, Daniel CLEMENT wrote:
> I could (and mostl likely will) make the Akonadi dependency optional.
> I am not sure how much that would reduce the download size. How much of
> a problem is this for you?
I would also be uncomfortable with hard KDE dependencies. One thing is a
general scepticism against “polluting” the file system: Many GNOME users
don’t want KDE dependencies, even though this might technically be a
non-issue. A bit more severe is the question of download size, it will
simply make the installation of SyncEvolution, but also future OS
updates (those affecting the KDE libs) slower.
I was about to say that this will be only the case for packages
downloaded from syncevolution.org
, which are not "proper" packages
anyway, only a service provided to users who don't want to wait for a
But then it occurred to me that, if distros want to enable KDE support,
they'll have the same problem.
If splitting the relevant code into separate modules is too much
and if the lack of these dependencies can be handled at runtime, maybe
having them as Suggests instead of Depends is a solution? I think
current Ubuntu installs Recommends, but not Suggests. But in Software
Center, these packages are listed as “Extensions”.
There's indeed no way around this. I'll see what I can do.
Best Regards, Patrick Ohly
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