The future KMDI ... replacement options?

George Staikos staikos at
Tue Oct 18 16:23:51 BST 2005

On Tuesday 18 October 2005 10:52, Adam Treat wrote:
> 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 of bugs.

  KMDI is so unbelievably buggy that I don't know how we can continue to use 
it in its current form.  It's driving me crazy with Kst, and I just don't 
have cycles to fix it, if that's even really possible in a BC way.

> 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.

  No ideas on what other options are like, but I know that KMDI should not be 
the KDE4 solution.

George Staikos
KDE Developer
Staikos Computing Services Inc.

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