Using scripting languages for KDE4 main modules

Scott Wheeler wheeler at
Wed Oct 4 10:15:38 BST 2006

Cyrille Berger wrote:
> I think we should seriously consider to put an end to this discution :) While language-flames are fun, they are endless :) There is no way everybody will agree on that. The question is : "Does the KDE project accept Ruby-based or Python-based application in kde-edu or kde-games ?"

On the contrary, I haven't seen the actual Python vs. Ruby flames here.  
There seems to be a general consensus that they're both ok-ish.  Rich 
likes Ruby more and the PyQt guys like Python, but even they haven't 
seemed terribly opposed to the other.

While it's less than scientific, it might be more useful for seeing 
where preferences lie, so I threw up a poll on

Honestly I'd say if there's something that comes out clearly on top, we 
just take it and move on.

On the other hand, sans the KJS developers plus Thiago, there seems to 
be a consensus that KJS isn't really desirable language for application 
scripting, which I think merits consideration.  Even if that's just 
psychological rather than technical (not saying it is), it still 
translates to "people aren't going to use this very much".


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