Using scripting languages for KDE4 main modules

Cristian Tibirna tibirna at
Tue Oct 3 03:37:12 BST 2006

I find Leo's description of the possible outcomes very level-headed. I'd 
_love_ to see more applications in KDE proper written with scripting 
languages (and I tend to believe that the future will see C++ phase out from 
preference for application writers). But the central components of KDE as 
well as inter-application collab mechanisms (busses, dnd, resources etc.) 
should never depend on third party tools/libs (possibly missing in target 

On 1 October 2006 11:47, Leo Savernik wrote:
> The problem of allowing arbitrary (even if restricted to a small number)
> scripting languages leads either to a fast KDE environment that is crippled
> or a slow, memory eating, fully functional one.
> Therefore I suggest that no core component and core application that *is
> needed to make KDE being perceived as fully functional* is written in any
> scripting language except those shipped within KDE (kjsembed), and even
> that one shouldn't be used too liberally.
> I absolutely don't care about external extensions that are not released
> within the basic KDE distribution. They may depend on whatever scripting
> language they like.
> [...]
> mfg
> 	Leo

Cristian Tibirna
KDE developer .. tibirna at ..

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