[kde-community] Plasmoids and Apps - was - Re: Applications in KDE Generation 5

Marco Martin notmart at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 18:48:14 UTC 2014

On Friday 17 January 2014, Sebastian K├╝gler wrote:
> That's pretty much what plasma-windowed does (modulo some setup of
> KDeclarative, etc.). Disadvantage of a binary-per-app would be that it
> requires compiling, with a generic "app shell loader thing" (like plasma-
> windowed), you can write whole apps without compiling anything, so making
> it really easy to write, and deploy, no setup of development environment,
> etc.
> In order to make it easy to start them from the commandline, a one-liner
> script installed into the PATH would be enough. (Done that before, works
> like a charm.)

btw, this is something worth exploring not only for having plasmoids as apps, 
but also from qt iirc they are thinking about an alternative to qmlscene (the 
command line tool) that they would advertise as shell for running simple full 
applications, so some 3rd party app that uses the thing may come up

Marco Martin

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