Using scripting languages for KDE4 main modules

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Sun Oct 8 19:21:28 BST 2006

On Sunday 08 October 2006 9:52, Andras Mantia wrote:
> is this styleclock available

it also uses opengl, but ignore that for now ;)

> (and what language it was written in, for 

c++ (kicker requires that) but the real "magic" happens in the js clock faces

> which KDE version)?


> > i don't think it's too much to ask for kjs or qsa. they are both
> > lightweight and at least kjs is already in use on your desktop if you
> > use konqi.
> Is KJS the same code that renders javascript inside pages? If yes, its


> used, but only when web browsing certain pages. Sure, KDE user should
> always have a Konqueror window open and they should use it as their
> browser, so you have a point here. ;-)

=) additionally, if no one has issues with it as part of the default web 
browser, why the issues with it elsewhere?

> > i do agree that it is good to keep the basic desktop as thin as
> > possible. to prevent scope creep by the compiled language bigots, i'd
> > suggest that a good definition of "basic desktop functionality" would
> > be required to make this a useful metric. and that's not as easy as
> > it might sound ;)
> I know, but let's say what is in kdelibs and kdebase is the "basic
> desktop functionality".

this will serve to keep kdebase fairly small at least =)

Aaron J. Seigo
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