setupGui strange interaction with KConfig

Tobias Koenig tokoe at
Sun Jan 23 14:30:42 GMT 2005

On Sun, Jan 23, 2005 at 01:05:15PM +0100, Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> Hi,
Hi Albert,

> look at this test, calling setupGui changes the group of the KInstance 
> KConfig object. That is causing, for example bug 
> so i don't know if it may be 
> causing any bug more.
I had a similar bug in ksysguard as well some years ago... the problem
was, that KMainWindow::applyMainWindowSettings() set a new group without
restoring it. That's fixed in CVS HEAD now.

BTW, I know KConfigGroup should be used instead of KConfigGroupSaver,
but KConfigGroup is designed in the wrong way IMHO.

I'd would expect to do the following

void foorbar( KConfig *config )
  KConfigGroup group( config, "myGroup" );

  readValue( &group, "MyKey" );

The problem is, that most methods like 'readValue' expect a KConfig* and
not a KConfigBase*, so you can't really use KConfigGroup in real life...

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