Kimageio removal

Gregory Hayes syncomm at
Sat Jan 14 18:43:35 GMT 2006

I vote for option 2. I think QImageReader and friends provide us with most
of what we need. Do you know if the QimageReader::canRead can handle URIs?


On 1/14/06, Szombathelyi György <gyurco at> wrote:
> Hi!
> I removed kimageio from kdelibs trunk yesterday, now I've got a problem of
> converting some uses in kdebase.
> Especially KImageIO::pattern() and KImageIO::mimeTypes() are problematic,
> since there's no such concept in QImageReader and QImageWriter. Qt only
> knows
> the "format", which can be e.g "jpg", "png", etc...
> Now I see 2 options:
> 1. Restore KImageIO and the .kimgio files, which has the neccessary
> information, and clean up KImageIO
> 2. Add the Qt image format name to the mime database, e.g. with
> X-KDE-imageformat=jpg. Then new convenience function(s) can be added to
> kmimetype.h, e.g allImageFormats() or sth. else.
> Option 1 is simplest, but .kimgio files store nearly the same data as the
> mime
> files, except the image format name.
> Any opinions? (or other ideas?)
> Bye,
> György
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