Qt4addons module?

Christian Loose christian.loose at hamburg.de
Wed May 25 19:15:20 BST 2005

On Wednesday 25 May 2005 09:33, Brad Hards wrote:
> I've been working (a little) on the port of the EXR image plugin from
> Qt3/KDE3 to Qt4. As I understand it, Qt4 QImageIOPlugin classes don't
> really have any KDE dependencies (or at least, could avoid having such
> dependencies pretty easily). If we installed them to
> $QTDIR/plugins/imagehandler/, then they would work for any Qt application.
> That leads me to wonder if it might we be better off abstracting those
> parts of kdelibs that are really Qt addons/plugins out of kdelibs, so that
> they could be used independently of KDE4. The downside is that it would end
> up being another dependency. The upside is that it might attract non-KDE
> developers - acting as a focal point for Qt community support, and getting
> more codecs/image handlers/whatever for KDE.
> Thoughts?

Don't we already have something similar with the kdesupport module? AFAIK 
taglib and qca already don't depend on kdelibs, right?

BTW I like the idea. :)


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