Using scripting languages for KDE4 main modules

Andras Mantia amantia at
Sat Oct 7 16:06:43 BST 2006

On Saturday 07 October 2006 17:58, Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> The question is really: for whom do want to make our applications
> scriptable?

 I agree, that if we are talking about scriptability for applications, 
then there should be no restriction of what is used, but I oppose to 
have default functionality for applications implemented in script 
languages. For (a completely made up) example, I would oppose having 
the clock applet for kicker written in Ruby/Python, but I don't oppose 
to the possibility to extend kicker with script applets. It's perfectly 
fine to give the users and developers freedom how they want to extend 
our applications.
 I think the basic desktop should work just fine without a need for a 
language interpreter. Compiled code rulez. ;-)
 If we are talking about complete applications written in a script 
language, I'm fine with them, even shipped with KDE, if - again - they 
do not provide basic desktop functionality. A game or an edu 
application is fine, if I don't use it, I don't need an interpreter. 
But a calculator in script language would be bad IMO.

Just my 2 cents.


Quanta Plus developer -
K Desktop Environment -
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <>

More information about the kde-core-devel mailing list