dcopserver and KDE4

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Thu Nov 10 19:10:18 GMT 2005

On Thursday 10 November 2005 13:08, Thomas Braxton wrote:

> >    Ok, that's what I thought.  "I don't know" and "probably".  Let's wait
> > until we have a situation where you can say "KDE2 apps -cannot- work
> > because X, and X cannot be fixed."
> I didn't say they can't be fixed. I just don't think KDE2 *binaries* would
> work, since the QDataStream format has changed between versions, the DCOP
> wire protocol would be different. But I don't have any KDE2 binaries around
> to test. I think with regards to dcopServerFile(), KDE2 _is_ source
> compatible, so a recompile would make them binary and wire compatible
> again. KDE2 dcopserver would have a problem because it uses it's own
> version of dcopServerFile().

   My understanding, though I haven't checked, is that the wire protocol is 
not supposed to change.

George Staikos
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