Moving QExtMDI to kdelibs

Neil Stevens neil at
Tue May 13 23:37:45 BST 2003

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On Tuesday May 13, 2003 03:33, David Faure wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 May 2003 00:26, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > Consistency *is* a black or white thing.  Either KDE apps act the same
> > way, or they don't.  If every app developer throws up his own special
> > case exception, then the desktop is no longer consistent.
> Let's be honest with ourselves - the time of the "all SDI" KDE is long
> gone.
> Konq has splitters and tabs, even KOffice as a splitter (and koshell for
> more MDI), Konsole has tabs, KDevelop, Quanta, etc. etc.
> Let's have consistent MDI instead of having inconsistent MDI plus the
> illusion that SDI is the consistency (which is definitely not the case
> anymore in KDE).

I've expressed that same sentiment several times in this thread.  That's 
why I keep asking for supporters of MDI to suggest a replacement for the 
old "KDE does not use MDI" policy, one that we can apply in KDE 
consistently.  I suggested a start of one, but got little feedback on it 

"MDI should not appear in KDE without explicit user intervention to
turn it on."

Can you suggest one?

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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
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