kdelibs (partial) todo list

Simon Hausmann hausmann at kde.org
Tue Jan 17 12:03:43 GMT 2006

On Monday 16 January 2006 18:16, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Monday 16 January 2006 06:14, Hamish Rodda wrote:
> > On Monday 16 January 2006 11:11, Alexander Dymo wrote:
> ...
> > > Does your branch include Simon's proposals (GuiEditor class instead of
> > > xml files)? Was anything decided on xml vs GuiEditor?
> >
> > No, it doesn't.  Simon was going to work on it but I guess hasn't had a
> > chance yet.
> I didn't follow the GuiEditor suggestion too closely. Did it really mean
> getting rid of user-editable text (xml) files which describe the user
> interface ?
> IMO this is really something nice we have with KDE 2 and 3 and shouldn't
> throw it away. The developer doesn't have to care much about GUI setup
> code, and the user (and the developers) can modify the GUI to their needs,
> e.g. for konqy profiles.

Yes, editable text/xml files to describe the user interface are great.

But can you think of a good reason not to use Qt Designer for editing?

I don't buy the argument that 0.0001% of our users want to hand-edit the xml 
file of an installed application because the GUI their distro shipped sucks. 
For everyone else the run-time feature is a waste of precious startup time 
and memory.

And if you /really/ have to have that feature for your application then you 
can still use the QtUiTools library.


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