A little review of kdecore & kdeui

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Apr 8 09:10:21 BST 2006

Waldo Bastian wrote:
>Yes, that's a good question... I think so, because it allows a
> distribution to change how things are handled by changing the portland
> implementation. It would introduce of cource an extra level of
> indirection, so an alternative for KDE apps could be to check if KDE is
> running and only call the portland stuff when running outside KDE.
> Depends a bit on whether Qt will provide hooks for things like that.

This would all be handled by the KDE initialisation functions, that will 
be called by the KApplication constructor. Of course, apps shouldn't have 
to enter the business of detecting the desktop they're running on nor 
should they offer that as a configuration option.

Anyways, the way I see it, the Portland integration would greatly benefit 
if it were implemented with D-Bus. So instead of using libdapi inside KDE 
(or Qt!), we'd simply make standard D-Bus calls, just like we do now with 
DCOP & klauncher (the start_service_by_* functions).

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