KPrefs status

Waldo Bastian bastian at
Fri Aug 1 10:49:39 BST 2003

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On Friday 01 August 2003 01:29, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 01, 2003 at 12:45:14AM +0200, Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> > - I added cfgc, the configuration compiler, which creates KPrefs
> > subclasses from configuration-description files.

Oh wow, excellent. You beat me to it.

> > It uses an XML description
> i don't like that part. kconfig xt will solve this differently - and i'd
> prefer to have only one config description language (i.e., formalized
> config comments) in kdelibs. you could use your experience with this
> language to help design the new kconfig stuff, though.
> > and convert this into C++ code.
> fwiw, it might be worth checking, which things (particularily type
> checking, enum conversions, etc.) considered for kconfig would be
> duplicated in kprefs - i'd prefer not to have any, so it would be strictly
> speaking better to implement (or at least design exactly) kconfig xt first.

This basically *IS* kconfig xt, this *IS* the new kconfig stuff. 

The naming of the various classes needs to be a bit streamlined, but basically 
this is it. 

The syntax of the config description language is a good point that can 
probably use some dicussion in particular whether to use a stand-alone XML 
format or whether to overload the existing config-format. The nice part about 
having a formal description is that it is always possible to generate one 
format from the other.

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