[kde-community] kde-community Digest, Vol 25, Issue 4
mgraesslin at kde.org
Sat Apr 18 07:57:39 UTC 2015
On Friday 17 April 2015 20:08:25 Agustin Benito wrote:
> I support Alex here. That feature is a good one and I have used in the past
> many times.
With my X11 and Wayland hat on, I can only advice to *not* add it again. I'm
sorry it won't work on Wayland (doesn't have a concept of SubWindows) and on
X11 it's hardly used any more. It's a relict from the time before everybody
used "alien" widgets . Qt 5's xcb backend does not create non-alien widgets
any more. Sure it's always possible to be extremely hacky and force X11
windows for your widgets, but that has a huge cost on performance side and on
portability (such an application won't work on Wayland for example). For
QtQuick it's obviously completely impossible as there are no widgets any more.
Personally I'm unhappy that KSnapshot still exposes this feature, although it
does not work for any application a little bit more complex than xterm (or
stuck in the last millennium).
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