Making kdefx static

Maksim Orlovich mo85 at
Fri Aug 3 23:36:34 BST 2007

> On 03.08.07 13:57:02, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> There are a number of people that want to kill kdefx, for a number of
>> reasons:
>> - the code is ugly and (reportedly) doesn't work
>> - parts are in the process of being supplanted by Qt
>> - it exists partly because in KDE3, KStyle could not be in kdeui
>> - the code has, AFAICT, received practically no love in a long time
> As far as I know the plan is to introduce Blitz from Mosfet as
> replacement for kdefx in KDE 4.0 and replace that by Quasar for 4.1
> (when its ready). Blitz would be created as static library so its easier
> to remove later on and AFAIK Mosfet wanted to help in the porting
> effort. This would allow to svn rm kdefx completely for kde4.0

I am sorry, but this is unacceptable. Most of KImageEffect's problems come
from an addition of an unmaintained codebase from Mosfet. If he were to
an SVN account and get involved again, that would be different. Relying on
code with no clear maintenance plan however is not a good path, IMHO

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