KMessage/KMessageHandler: a core/ui seperation for displaying message.

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Mon May 29 16:57:31 BST 2006

On Sunday 28 May 2006 23:14, Leo Savernik wrote:
> Am Sonntag, 28. Mai 2006 22:46 schrieb Michaƫl Larouche:
> > I use internalShowStdOutMessage as a last ressort thing. They don't mean
> > to be really useful, just to show the message if the developer didn't
> > setup a MessageHandler.
> Well, it *is* useful. It is the lowest common denominator that is
> guaranteed to work everywhere (even if not readily visible in GUI-apps, but
> proper defaults save us bug reports). In a cli-tool, it's the "natural" way
> of handling messages.
> Besides that I'm still of the opinion that all messages should go to stderr
> by default, probably making it configurable.

Maybe it should work on a chain of message handlers, so it can write to 
stderr, display an UI and log with a session equivalent of syslogd

Especially when using passive popups as the GUI representation it might be 
quite useful to have a "history" available.


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
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