Daniel Stone daniel at
Mon Jan 24 02:20:18 EET 2005

On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 01:21:58PM -0500, Ian Reinhart Geiser wrote:
> kde-config
> 	-provides library paths
> 	-provides include paths
> 	-doesn't include linker args
> 	-doesn't include compiler args
> 	-provides local and global paths per configuration
> pkg-conf
> 	-provides full linker arguments libraries and paths
> 	-provides full cflags arguments and paths
> 	-doesn't provide local or global paths per configuration
> As you can see there is some overlap, but there are also requirements that 
> make absolutely no sense for pkg-conf, and that we would be insane to remove 
> from kde-config.

I still think scriptability for pkg-config, if you desperately need it, would be
a better way to go than forking frontends.

As for 'local or global paths per configuration'; unless you have a heuristic in
kde-config to decide which of local or global the user wants, surely this is
just a matter of another key/value pair, no?
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