kdelibs (partial) todo list
syncomm at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 21:04:27 GMT 2006
I moved this into the KDE Wiki so it will be easier to update. You can find
it at http://wiki.kde.org/tiki-index.php?page=kdelibs4+TODO+Progess+Chart .
On 1/15/06, Gregory Hayes <syncomm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I went ahead and collected the items in the kdelibs TODO (along with these
> suggestions) and moved them into a simple spreadsheet. I added some columns
> for data we are not tracking in the TODO, like "Estimated Hours of Work",
> difficulty, % complete, etc. Let me know if this is helpful. I would be
> interested in keeping it up to date and filling in more information on these
> BTW - PDF at http://www.icebreaker.net/kde4libs-todo.pdf if you cant view
> the OO attachment
> On 1/13/06, David Faure <faure at kde.org> wrote:
> > Laurent Montel just asked me today what he could do to help with kde4.
> > In my opinion, we need to focus on kdelibs first. We can't write/rewrite
> > proper Qt4-based apps without support from kdelibs, since parts of
> > kdelibs
> > are currently still using Q3 classes and concepts.
> > - To start with, check kdelibs/TODO. There's a huge number of things
> > listed there.
> > - Of course there's the on-going effort to port away from Q3 classes.
> > For collection
> > classes it's easy (but far from done yet, see e.g. "grep q3ptr
> > kdeui/*.h"),
> > but see below for less obvious things.
> > - Keep in mind the big picture:
> > http://developer.kde.org/~danimo/kde4foundation.png<http://developer.kde.org/%7Edanimo/kde4foundation.png>
> > In particular this means (if we still agree on this) we'll have in
> > kdelibs:
> > components/core, components/gui, framework/core, framework/gui
> > instead of just kdecore, kdeui. For this reason I have stopped moving
> > things to
> > kdecore/kdeui, we first need to start with this split.
> > - KIconView/KListView equivalents based on Qt4 interview. As discussed
> > on kde-core-devel,
> > this probably means a custom QItemDelegate instead, to handle
> > single-click/double-click,
> > execute-mode/select-mode (cf KIconView), number of lines used for
> > wrapping, "held" signal.
> > In short, rewriting kiconview features to be based on interview.
> > For KListView we need to check if QTreeView supports both modes of
> > drag-n-drop (dropping
> > onto items, and dropping between items like in the bookmark editor).
> > - Port KMainWindow/KToolBar to QMainWindow/QToolBar. Evaluate if we need
> > to
> > keep the old ones in kde3support depending on the differences.
> > - Port the rest of kdeui classes away from Q3 base classes:
> > KActiveLabel, KColorDialog, KCompletionBox, KSyntaxHighlighter
> > (what's KSelector?). etc.
> > ... for all those things, don't just port blindly. Use or write test
> > programs in kdeui/tests,
> > to experiment with the Qt4 classes and then with your additions to them.
> > - Many KIO classes are "core only" and should move to kdecore
> > KArchive and derivatives, KACL -> core (probably components/core)
> > KURIFilter, KEMailSettings, K*Share -> core (probably framework/core)
> > So before moving things to kdecore, I want to make sure everyone's ok
> > (at least aware :) )
> > of the planned components / framework separation and then we can start
> > moving
> > stuff to the right place. To do this smoothly we could start with moving
> > everything
> > to framework for now, and considering moving individual things to
> > components
> > as we go along. Reminder: the idea of components is simply that those
> > classes
> > should be useable without dependencies on other kde classes. Think
> > "would I
> > be able to use this class in a Qt-only project, by just copying it
> > over". This excludes
> > anything KConfig/KStandardDirs-based, or anything KIO-based of course.
> > - For KIO jobs it's more tricky, we'll have to think of a way to split
> > core from gui,
> > not sure how yet. Proposals welcome.
> > Well, and many other things, but I'll stop here for now. This isn't an
> > exhaustive
> > list, it's just a few ideas for those who have hacking time but don't
> > know what
> > to do with it :)
> > I guess I should extend kdelibs/TODO with some of the items above,
> > but it's so big already :)
> > --
> > David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
> > Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org
> > ).
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