KJSEmbed in KDE4

ian reinhart geiser geiseri at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 25 03:57:10 BST 2005

On Monday 24 October 2005 17:23, Sascha Cunz wrote:
> Hi all,
> i just wanted to query what the plans for KJSEmbed in KDE4 are,
> whether there is a time line and or if work has already begun or
> there is even already some code to look at.
	I have a new version for KDE/Qt 4.0 that I have been hacking on since 
June.  Rich and I got pretty far at akademy and have something that 
should be ready for public hacking.  Basically I have been 
experimenting to make up for the biggest problems in kjsembed v3.  
Speed and Extensibility.  Both are substantially better in v4.  
Currently kjsembed takes about 300ms to start up on my 400mhz 
powerbook, with about 280ms in QApplications ctor.  Normal embedding 
is about 3-4ms on the same system.  Bindings can now be created 
without linking to the core anymore, so embedding applications can 
embed any type of object they host.  Lastly Qt slots can now handle 
pretty much any signature that KJS knows about. 

	At akademy we talked about having ecma support in all kde 
applications via kdelibs.  A design goal of KJSEmbed v4 is to make it 
small and light enough that it wont add too much overhead.

	Right now we are more interested in people wishing to help work on 
the core than to use it, so if you are interested you can subscribe 
and post to the mailing list (kjsembed at kde.org).   There is a KDE 
hack session at my place this weekend.  One goal is to get the new 
work in KDE's subversion. (I need to figure out how to mirror a local 
svn with KDE's since there are non-KDE people interested in the 
non-Qt and non-KDE versions).

	-ian reinhart geiser

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