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Re: .la and FE guidelines



Rex Dieter wrote:

> Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>> On Tue, 2007-01-09 at 00:10 +0100, Chitlesh GOORAH wrote:
>>> Hello
>>> I'm suspecting a leakage in the FE guidelines concerning .la for
>>> kcontrol plugins.
>>>
>>> kcontrol plugins require .la files in order to work properly.
>>> Example:
>>> 1) https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=221733
>>> 2) https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=221015#c7
>>>
>>> I think that these guidelines should be properly documented in that
>>> perspective. Any comments on this ?
> 
>> Sorry, I got busy after figuring out just the arts piece of this puzzle.
>> I have some time right now to go through and fix things to not
>> require .la files.  However, I know nothing of the kde project so I need
>> a little bit of advice.
>> 
>> * Do you think this work would be appreciated upstream or accepted
>> within the Fedora kde packages?
> 
> upstream?  Highly likely not, since kde-3.5.x is pretty much in strict
> maintenance mode now.

See also related upstream bug (with patch), marked CLOSED/WONTFIX:
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=139445

Regardless, the patch included there looks appealing.

-- Rex



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