RFC: KConfig XT (KDE 3.2)
hadacek at kde.org
Mon Mar 17 16:34:19 GMT 2003
Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> Wow! Yet another configuration helper class. :-D The other one is the lib in
> kmines that is used in several games. It generates the config's from an xml
> file. Unfortunetely it falls victim to the problem that it is hard to
> improve the ui of the settings dialog from what is generated.
I think the settings dialogs should be designed "by hand" (including
with ui files) anyway.
> The lib is
> used in several games (you can probably guess which ones, they all look
> alike). I guess I wasn't the only one pondering how to fix this problem. I
> At some point in the future I was hoping to convert all of the apps that use
> the lib in kdegames (and perhaps the apps that use the kpref class too?), but
> I hadn't approached the authors for permission yet because I know that the
> authors has invested both effort, time and emotion into the class and I
> wanted to have a large number of applications already using it to demonstrate
> it working, how it works, and why it is so nice.
I have no problem for converting these games thought it took some time
designing these classes. I just want to be sure your solution is
technically better ; I haven't had a look at KAutoConfig but I think it
should at least initialize each config widget and also track the state
of each config value (modified and/or has default value) to be
equivalent to my classes.
Probably the right test is to see if the patch adds or removes lines of
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