Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Oct 2010 22:13 UTC, submitted by Michael
KDE Ambition. Too little, and you stagnate. Too much, and you end up stumbling. Keep this in mind. KDE4 was, and is, a very brave and ambitious effort, and while in my personal opinion they've still got a long way to go, especially in the performance department (I regained some hope lately), they're getting there. Imagine my surprise that after the recently announced overhaul of Plasma, a rather wild idea has popped up that would mean Qt5 and KDE5 - assuming the idea gets enough support, of course.
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RE: Bloatware.
by boudewijn on Mon 1st Nov 2010 13:44 UTC in reply to "Bloatware."
boudewijn
Member since:
2006-03-05

In KDE 3.5. KDE 4.x is quite different.

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RE[2]: Bloatware.
by Bille on Mon 1st Nov 2010 20:27 in reply to "RE: Bloatware."
Bille Member since:
2007-05-31

In KDE 3.5. KDE 4.x is quite different.

Yup, although more could probably be shifted to base/runtime:
> rpm -ql kdelibs4 |egrep "bin|libexec"
/usr/bin/checkXML
/usr/bin/kbuildsycoca4
/usr/bin/kcookiejar4
/usr/bin/kded4
/usr/bin/kdeinit4
/usr/bin/kdeinit4_shutdown
/usr/bin/kdeinit4_wrapper
/usr/bin/kjs
/usr/bin/kjscmd
/usr/bin/kross
/usr/bin/kshell4
/usr/bin/kunittestmodrunner
/usr/bin/kwrapper4
/usr/bin/makekdewidgets
/usr/bin/meinproc4_simple
/usr/bin/nepomuk-rcgen
/usr/bin/preparetips
/usr/lib64/kconf_update_bin
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/filesharelist
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/fileshareset
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kconf_update
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesu_stub
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kio_http_cache_cleaner
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kioslave
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/klauncher
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kmailservice
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kpac_dhcp_helper
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/ksendbugmail
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/ktelnetservice
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/lnusertemp
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/start_kdeinit
/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/start_kdeinit_wrapper

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RE[3]: Bloatware.
by mat69 on Mon 1st Nov 2010 22:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Bloatware."
mat69 Member since:
2006-03-29

The reason for kdelibs is BC and SC. kdebase does not make that promise in general.
So moving things to base would not be a solution.

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