Moving QExtMDI to kdelibs

Neil Stevens neil at
Tue May 13 13:48:49 BST 2003

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On Tuesday May 13, 2003 05:41, Andras Mantia wrote:
> Hi,
>   Some time ago there was a discussion [1] about a common library which
> handles MDI stuff. It was mentioned that there is QExtMDI developed
> inside Gideon, and this is quite powerful and stable at this moment. We
> would like to use it (in mid term, but possibly before 3.2 comes out)
> also in Quanta, and I believe it would be useful also for other
> applications. By having different modes to handle MDI widgets, it would
> make MDI applications more user friendly also for those not liking the
> tabbed MDI.
>  Having our own fork in Quanta is a bad idea, so I request the moving of
> this library into kdelibs.

Before doing it please let's decide when MDI is allowed or forbidden, and 
how it is to be used when it is allowed.

If MDI goes into kdelibs without any guidelines, you can say goodbye to KDE 
UI consistency.

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