A little review of kdecore & kdeui

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue Apr 11 15:16:08 BST 2006

Kuba Ober wrote:
>This sounds dangerously like what M$ has been telling everyone for
> decades now. I don't imply that TT is similarly evil. It's just a wrong
> thing to say methinks. It's hard to develop stuff based on
> undiscloseable insights. TT has a very good policy of not announcing
> vapourware, and I bet that's the way it's supposed to be for everyone's
> well being.
>I applaud TT for willing to get Qt 4.2 in better shape from KDE's
> viewpoint, but vapourware by definition doesn't exist. There's nothing
> wrong in progressively removing code from KDE as Qt accretes
> functionality. It's better to do it once stuff actually gets into Qt,
> though, so that app developers can still be productive in the meantime
> and can embrace existing KDE features, as opposed to waiting for
> vapourware to happen.

Yes, perfectly.

I am not advocating removing the code support from KDE now and depend on 
Qt to reintroduce it later. What I am saying is that there are certain 
things we'd like to see moved into Qt, both as KDE developers and as 
Trolltech employees. That's wishful thinking, plus a bit more, since we 
can actually do something about it.

But we cannot promise them for a fact: we can only promise to try and this 
is what we did.

If Qt 4.2 gets a brand-new text completion mode that serves KDE's 
purposes, we'll switch to it. If it doesn't, then we don't. The same for 
everything else that was in my list of "rollback into Qt".

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