FS#44874 - [gwenview] Please remove the baloo dependency

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Radics Péter (mitchnull) - Wednesday, 06 May 2015, 15:01 GMT
Last edited by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Wednesday, 06 May 2015, 16:07 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Felix Yan (felixonmars)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Please remove the baloo dependency from gwenview.
baloo caused serious system stability issues for me several times in the past, even after explicitly disabling it (an update re-enabled it). I would like to remove baloo completely, and right now gwenview is dependent on baloo (baloo_frameworks).

Additional info:
* package version(s):
baloo 5.9.0-1
gwenview 15.04.0-1

This task depends upon

Closed by  Antonio Rojas (arojas)
Wednesday, 06 May 2015, 16:07 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't fix
Comment by Doug Newgard (Scimmia) - Wednesday, 06 May 2015, 15:53 GMT
Considering that the current maintainer is the one who requested that it be enabled ( FS#43587 ), I think you're going to have to make a better case than "I want it". The ABS is always an option.
Comment by Antonio Rojas (arojas) - Wednesday, 06 May 2015, 16:07 GMT
Baloo is required for picture tagging and rating, and once gwenview is compiled with support for it, it becomes a hard dependency.
If baloo gets automatically enabled after having explicitely disabled it then that's a bug that needs to be reported and fixed in baloo, but not a reason to disable features in gwenview.