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

Kevin Krammer krammer at kde.org
Sat Jan 18 13:51:53 UTC 2014

On Friday, 2014-01-17, 19:48:14, Marco Martin wrote:
> 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

I think this tool is simply called "qml".


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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