Re: RFS: knoda - a database frontend for KDE based on the hk_classes library.
On Tuesday 10 December 2002 19:52, Mike Schacht wrote:
> Here we go again... Looking for a sponser for knoda.
I had a look on that package, but as i don't know about current kde3
practices, i'd rather not step forward to upload.
> knoda is a database frontend for KDE. It is based on hk_classes and
SQL middle-tier class incl. report, list, input helpers + KDE frontend
+ currently mysql driver only. Still looks a little 'in testing'.
> Source and binaries are at: www.midstatesd.net/~mschacht/debian
Some packaging issues need be resolved (in private mail to Mike).
After that i built and ran with kde2, ok: basic as expected, nice,
userfriendly, eg. [Database Delete] [Yes].
> I am, however, stuck on a bit of pedantry regarding the developer
> package names. Policy, 11.3, states that it is reasonable to omit the
> SONAME version number from the developer package name, though
Having a versioned -dev package allows for development against either
version on any system at the same time.
> Less trivially, this app, knoda, is the only one I know of that uses
> this library, hk_classes. As a result I am a bit queasy about
>tml just building the static library and link the app to that.
'Hiding' the libs by using them statically is surely a way to go.
This library, though limited and in need of a little finishing, might
attract people using it.
If you do care for it (and the archive) you may want to give it a try
as a package and, after some time, see if it's getting used, evtly.
asking for its removal and then use it privately in your other package.
Use dselect for user-friendly package management