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KTp/Packaging Guide

Packaging KDE-Telepathy is complicated for two reasons: firstly, due to the modular nature of Telepathy, there are several distinct components in separate git repositories. Secondly, there are large numbers of runtime interdependencies to worry about. This page attempts to ease packaging KDE-Telepathy in a useful way by explaining these issues.

Upstream Packages

Two upstream packages are essential for KDE-Telepathy to work.

The IM networks that KDE-Telepathy can connect to are decided by which Telepathy Connection Managers are installed. These are runtime only dependencies, but which ones are installed will decide what IM networks KDE-Telepathy supports. The following are the ones we recommend - whether they are installed optionally or required is, of course, up to you.

KDE-Telepathy Packages

The different components of KDE-Telepathy are housed in separate git repositories on projects.kde.org. Some of these components are currently recommended to use. Others are not yet ready to be installed by users.

Should we recommend adding a "kde" somewhere in the names of the KDE-Telepathy packages to avoid confusion with upstream/non-KDE stuff?

Ready Components

These components have reached a level of maturity where they are interesting to users. We recommend providing these components at the current time.

Experimental Components

We have several other components under development, however, unless they are listed above we do not recommend packaging them. This is because they are subject to major changes/removal at any time, and are not ready for end users yet.


Here is a list of known packaging efforst for various distributions. If you are also doing packages for a distribution, add your information here.

Distro Packager Links
Debian George Kiagiadakis <[email protected]> http://cgit.collabora.com/git/user/gkiagia (telepathy-kde* repos)
Ubuntu Michał Zając <[email protected]> Same as Debian, I will co-maintain it with George if neccessary

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