The future KMDI ... replacement options?
treat at kde.org
Tue Oct 18 15:52:17 BST 2005
I think it is time we start talking about replacement options for KMDI.
As I currently understand the situation, KMDI has been (or will be) moved to
the kdelibs3 support library and the replacement is currently up in the air.
This is unfortunate as many apps rely upon this admittedly problematic
library. KDevelop, Kate, Quanta, Konqueror, etc, etc... if we do not
provide a replacement, these apps will revert to developing a host of
incompatible and inconsistent implementations each with their own unique set
This is already happening in KDE4. KDevelop4 branch is using a new 'Ideal'
like MDI UI developed by adymo and located in kdevelop/src/newui/* ... from
what I understand Kate4 is using something called katemdi developed by
After using the two and talking to folks I'm wondering if we should consider
katemdi as a replacement. I haven't looked at the code, but people seem to
think it is an improvement over KMDI and kdevelop4's newui is not working
very well at the moment.
Brainstorming, comments, options?
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