Moving QExtMDI to kdelibs

Neil Stevens neil at
Tue May 13 14:55:21 BST 2003

Hash: SHA1

On Tuesday May 13, 2003 06:47, Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> On Dienstag, 13. Mai 2003 14:54, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > On Tuesday 2003 May 13 15:48, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > Ok, I'm open to such discussion and also open to write and release
> > guidelines about MDI usage in KDE.
> We already have these guidelines. From the KDE User Interface Guidelines
> (
> "KDE does not use MDI"

Unfortunately that's not being followed.  Apps like Kate, Quanta, and 
KDevelop are basically MDI apps, while others like Konqueror and KSirc 
have non-default MDI available.

I would hope that the enforced policy should be something along the lines 
of "MDI should not appear in KDE without explicit user intervention to 
turn it on," but that doesn't seem to be very popular.

- -- 
Neil Stevens - neil at
"The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the
sheep thanks the shepherd as a liberator, while the wolf denounces him
for the same act as the destroyer of liberty." -- Abraham Lincoln
Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux)


More information about the kde-core-devel mailing list