Moving QExtMDI to kdelibs

Neil Stevens neil at
Tue May 13 23:51:03 BST 2003

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On Tuesday May 13, 2003 03:41, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> Neil 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.
> What's wrong with the consistancy of "We have a default to SDI, but
> users can choose whatever they want".
> The only way to gain consistancy is not to put the user in handcuffs.
> This is not a viable option for any program.

Nothing's wrong with that at all.  That's exactly the kind of policy we 
need to document.  I'd be satisfied with that one you say there.

If this MDI library goes into kdelibs, it would need to implement that 
policy by making all apps that use it SDI by default.  Then, all the other 
MDI apps (whether they use tabs or whatever) would need to move to that 
library and obey that SDI-by-default setting.

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Neil Stevens - neil at
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for the same act as the destroyer of liberty." -- Abraham Lincoln
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