Moving QExtMDI to kdelibs

Bo Thorsen bo at
Tue May 13 15:05:56 BST 2003

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On Tuesday 13 May 2003 15:57, Christoph Cullmann wrote:
> > We already have these guidelines. From the KDE User Interface
> > Guidelines
> > (
> >ndows. html):
> >
> > "KDE does not use MDI"
> Which doesn't reflect the current situation in kde, lets name
> konqueror, konsole, kate, quanta, kdevelop, .....

That's pretty unfair! konqueror and konsole only give you the option to 
have more docs in it. quanta and kdevelop is real MDI which even MS have 
been wise enough to move away from.

I simply don't use the MDI features in konsole and konqueror, and MDI is 
among the bigger reasons why I won't use kate, quanta and kdevelop.

Windows inside other windows are a relic from the time of broken 
windowmanagers. That some apps give possibilities like tabs or a emacs 
buffers or whatever is *not* the same thing.

And just because some apps specifically bypass the UI styles doesn't mean 
the styles should be changed. IMHO the apps should be fixed instead.

In short: Please *don't* add QExtMDI to kdelibs.


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