On Sunday 14 February 2010 14:22:53 Andreas Marschke wrote: > it is a good question wether or not plasma needs to be installed or not.The > problem of Plasma is thats its _the_ KDE Desktop Shell. Thus you could > (for example) use Fluxbox with KWin as a Window manager. But you will miss > out on most of its integration that makes KDE as a hole that good. > > A possible workaround might be doing a "kde-micro" package and have in > there core apps such as Dolphin,KMail, KWin,DragonPlayer,Konsole etc. but > keep Plasma Workspace and the Plasma Shell out of it. > Is that possible from a packaging point of view in any way? While possible. I don't think it is worth the time. I also think calling a random group of KDE applications "kde-micro" seem a bit dishonest or at least ingenious to me. I don't feel like I'm in "KDE" just because I'm using KMail and Konsole; I expect KWin, KRunner, and (yes) Plasma. If you just want specific KDE applications, just install them -- the package management system will pull in the libraries and other run-time dependencies. If you want a single meta-package (though I don't see a reason for that), it's pretty easy to roll your own. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. email@example.com ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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