Cross toolkit consistency (Was: glib in kdesupport: yes or no?)

Adam Treat manyoso at
Sun Mar 9 17:56:14 GMT 2003

On Sunday 09 March 2003 05:45 pm, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> You can go along way by creating a small API library that provides access
> to the file dialog of the desktop you are running in... I know that
> Matthias Ettrich considered such idea quite a while ago already to solve
> the problem that Qt applications don't integrate that well into the KDE
> desktop. Same for messageboxes, which at the same time could solve the
> problem that code in libkdecore can't show KDE's own standardized
> messageboxes.

Wrappers around wrappers around wrappers.  That seems the only possible way to 
enable full integration between the toolkits and all the other software.  
Either that or everyone just agrees on what we will use.  The first is a bad 
solution that only masks the problem and the second is impossible.  IMHO, the 
current situation where we do our thing and they do whatever they want is 
better than either of these, however we should strive to increase integration 
where possible and where it doesn't sacrifice the ideals or goals of either 

> I think there are plenty solutions possible once developers start to take
> the need for cross toolkit consistency seriously enough. I don't think that
> time is there yet, but it might be something to consider for KDE 4.
> Cheers,
> Waldo

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