[Kde-bindings] get libkonsolepart working within ruby

Arno Rehn arno at arnorehn.de
Thu Feb 4 18:06:18 UTC 2010

On Thursday 04 February 2010 15:25:16 Robert Riemann wrote:
> Hi all,
> Richard and me talked yesterday about getting the konsolepart working with
> ruby. It doesn't work with the code in trunk for now.
> Code example: http://pastie.org/809341
> Using the konsolepart in c++ (example from dolphin):
> http://websvn.kde.org/trunk/KDE/kdebase/apps/dolphin/src/panels/terminal/
> In the ruby example you get a konsole widget shown, but it doesnt do
> what a konsole should do: providing a shell.
> Richard said the konsolepart bases on a really weird header file and
> would be need special handling in language bindings.
> So the questions is:
> - Should we try to ask the konsole KPart people to create a clean
> interface that could be easly wrapped?
> - Should we just add the part with its interface as it is? and how
> could do the job? I've never learnt c++ well enough to know what they
> (the kparts people) did there.
> - Is there another way to get something like the konsolepart working with
> ruby?
There's the TerminalInterface class, which the Konsole KPart 
inherits/implements. It's actually pretty clean, contains only 3 methods. So 
it would only be a matter of including it in a smoke lib (kdeui would be a 
good place, I think) and qobject_casting the KPart to the interface. Should be 
pretty easy. In theory.

Arno Rehn
arno at arnorehn.de

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