KIO->GnomeVFS bridge started (looking for a Common-VFS)

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at
Wed Jan 5 20:46:42 GMT 2005

(Slightly late, had to reinstall my server and stuff...)

On Tuesday 21 December 2004 21:00, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> On Tuesday 21 December 2004 2:48 pm, George Staikos wrote:
> > On Tuesday 21 December 2004 14:41, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> > > > > 2) Qt is one big block including GUI stuff (i have heard that is
> > > > > going to be changed - QtCore - and that's definitely good news)
> > > >
> > > >   It is true, so this argument is irrelevant.
> > >
> > > What?  When did this happen?  Url, link, something?  If this really is
> > > true then it is one of those shout from the rooftops things and can get
> > > Qt (and thus kde) lots of press :)
> >
> >    Seen qt4 yet?
> Oh, you guys are just refuring to the fact that the lib is broken up.  I
> misread and through qt-core was going to be lgpl.  Now that would have been
> news.
> -Benjamin Meyer

Yes, LGPL QtCore would be so cool, it would give a free (even for commercial 
use) infrastructure library, so any kind of infrastructure for the unix 
desktop could use it without any licensing issues. And I even think it 
wouldn't take paying customers away from Trolltech. I don't think many 
companies buy Qt just to have portable threads and strings. These are things 
which can also be developped in-house in a reasonable time.
I know Qt is GPL and commercial entities can buy a commercial license, but 
consider this: if e.g. a company choses to write an app with gtk, but 
kioslaves have become the standard, and the app would have to link to some 
kioslave lib, they would have to pay a commercial license just to be able to 
use the "standard" vfs. So GPL QtCore doesn't really allow QtCore libs to 
become basic infrastructure used by everyone. (I know kioslaves are apps and 
you could talk to them completely without Qt (It think))

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