KDE 4 and Opie 2

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Sun Jun 5 22:34:09 BST 2005

On Sunday 05 June 2005 08:40, Bernhard Rosenkraenzer wrote:
> Hi,
> now that both KDE and Opie have started a Q 4.x port with API cleanups in
> the process, I think it's a good idea to think about making it easier to
> move an application between desktop boxes and embedded devices - by making
> the APIs more interoperable and possibly having a common base library
> containing the functions needed in both projects (such as KConfig/OConfig,
> KProcess/OProcess [unless we decide to use QProcess],
> KLibLoader/OPluginLoader,
> KListView/OListView, ...)
> It's quite important to have a (better) answer to M$ .NET devices and
> GPE...
> Any thought on this?

  It's a great idea, but I think it's also hard to get "right".  It basically 
calls for a common or close-to-common API, with predictable and compatible 
behavior on both platforms.  Some things like KConfig are really heavy to put 
on a PDA, and really over-kill.  How would that behavior remain predictable 
if a PDA didn't implement everything that KConfig offers?

George Staikos
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