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.
Two upstream packages are essential for KDE-Telepathy to work.
- telepathy-qt4 >= LATEST (currently 0.7.4, Build and Runtime Dependency)
- telepathy-mission-control >= 5.7.9 (Runtime Dependency)
We're also using some bits from kdelibs 4.7.0 (Build and Runtime Dependency).
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.
- telepathy-gabble 0.13.7 (for Jabber support, including Google Talk and Facebook, might very probably crash with earlier versions)
- telepathy-butterfly (for MSN/Windows Live support)
- telepathy-haze (for all the other protocols, as supported by libpurple).
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.
These components have reached a level of maturity where they are interesting to users. We recommend providing these components at the current time.
|telepathy-kde-accounts-kcm||Account management KCM||telepathy-qt4, data from telepathy-kde-contact-list (at runtime)|
|telepathy-kde-approver||KDED module that shows a notification when somebody starts a chat with you||telepathy-qt4, data from telepathy-kde-contact-list (at runtime)|
|telepathy-kde-text-ui||Text chat application||telepathy-qt4, data from telepathy-kde-contact-list (at runtime)|
|telepathy-kde-contact-list||Contact list application - Also provides icons and other data files that are shared among the other applications||telepathy-qt4|
|telepathy-kded-module||Workspace integration module - provides several plugins like auto-away, the infamous 'Now listening to...' and also an error handler (important!!)||telepathy-qt4|
|telepathy-kde-presence-dataengine||Plasma dataengine that provides telepathy data to plasmoids||telepathy-qt4|
|telepathy-kde-presence-applet||Plasma widget for setting your online presence - acts as the central system tray icon of traditional IM clients||telepathy-kde-presence-dataengine (at runtime), data from telepathy-kde-contact-list (at runtime)|
|telepathy-kde-filetransfer-handler||Background application for handling file tranfers||telepathy-qt4|
|telepathy-kde-auth-handler||Background application for handling passwords and ssl certificates||telepathy-qt4|
|telepathy-kde-send-file||Dolphin/konqueror context menu plugin for sending files easily to contacts||telepathy-qt4, telepathy-kde-filetransfer-handler (at runtime), data from telepathy-kde-contact-list (at runtime)|
Required components for basic functionality: telepathy-kde-accounts-kcm, telepathy-kde-contact-list, telepathy-kde-text-ui, telepathy-auth-handler, telepathy-kded-module
Highly recommended components (should be installed by default): telepathy-kde-approver, telepathy-kde-presence-applet, telepathy-kde-presence-dataengine, telepathy-kde-filetransfer-handler
Optional components: telepathy-kde-send-file
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.
The latest release is the 0.1.0 Technical Preview release. As its name suggests, this is a technical preview and is by no means considered a proper stable release.
Tarballs can be found at the KDE ftp mirrors: http://download.kde.org/download.php?url=unstable/telepathy-kde/0.1.0/src/
Here is a list of known packaging efforst for various distributions. If you are also doing packages for a distribution, add your information here.
|Debian||George Kiagiadakis <[email protected]>||http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/ (users/gkiagia-guest/telepathy-kde* repos)|
|Ubuntu||Michał Zając <[email protected]>||Source: same as debian
Binaries: https://launchpad.net/~telepathy-kde/+archive/ppa (stable)
|openSUSE||Christophe Giboudeaux (krop on irc #opensuse-kde)||http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Unstable:/Playground/|
|Arch Linux||Andrea Scarpino (bash) <[email protected]>|
|Gentoo||KDE Herd <[email protected]>|