Moving QExtMDI to kdelibs

Cornelius Schumacher schumacher at
Tue May 13 22:55:49 BST 2003

On Tuesday 13 May 2003 23:42, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> On May 13, 2003 06:36 pm, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > If that's how you feel, please suggest guidelines of when to use
> > it, when not to use it, and how to use it.  Even if you're going to
> > let the UI decisions be made by popularity contest, the decisions
> > should be made consistently.
> If this library were in kdelibs, you wouldnt *have* to make that
> decision, because it has a toplevel mode. In fact, IMO, the ideal
> situation would be for every single KDE document based app to use
> this library, with toplevel mode as the default. Then the *user*
> decides when to use MDI and when to not use it, which is what should
> always be the situation, IMO. Developers should not dictate to users
> how they should use their machines.

Even if QExtMDI would be in kdelibs, I don't think it would be a good 
idea to make general use of it, because it introduces complexity and a 
potential source for bugs. In my opinion developers should concentrate 
on debugging the functionality of an app not the way it arranges its 

Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at>

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