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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:04 am    Post subject: Why Falkon is included in the kdecore-meta? Reply with quote

Hi,

I understand that KDE comes with its own branding. But I think it would be better if we could organize the applications into their relevant packages.

Currently, I found the the www-client/falkon is a dependent to the kde-apps/kdecore-meta package, instead of the kde-apps/kdenetwork-meta package. I know for a modern DE to be useful, a web browser is essential. But from a DE's point of view, how come a browser is a core component?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First if you don't like oragnization of kde*-meta apps you can create your own set for the kde applications.
Second falkon in kdecore-meta isn't mandatory if you disable webengine use flag
Code:
...
RDEPEND="
        >=kde-apps/dolphin-${PV}:${SLOT}
        >=kde-apps/kdialog-${PV}:${SLOT}
        >=kde-apps/keditbookmarks-${PV}:${SLOT}
        >=kde-apps/kfind-${PV}:${SLOT}
        >=kde-apps/konsole-${PV}:${SLOT}
        >=kde-apps/kwrite-${PV}:${SLOT}
        handbook? ( >=kde-apps/khelpcenter-${PV}:${SLOT} )
        webengine? ( www-client/falkon )
        webkit? (
                >=kde-apps/konqueror-${PV}:${SLOT}[webengine?]
                kde-misc/kwebkitpart:5
        )
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Short answer: Why not? It's a KDE project, and much, much better than half-broken konqueror.

Long answer: The content of kdecore-meta stems from old kdebase-meta from KDE4 days, which contained konqueror. When Plasma got its own release cycle, kdebase-meta was split into kdecore-meta (as the part with applications dependencies) and plasma-meta (only containing Plasma deps).

davidshen84 wrote:
But from a DE's point of view, how come a browser is a core component?

kde-apps/kdecore-meta
^ that makes it an Applications core component, not a DE (that would be Plasma) core component. Plasma does not come with any applications.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will try "-webengine" first. Thanks.
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