kio_giobridge IO slave

Kevin Ottens ervin at
Fri Jan 4 12:16:55 GMT 2008

Le vendredi 4 janvier 2008, Kevin Krammer a écrit :
> On Thursday 03 January 2008, Vlad Codrea wrote:
> > It links to glib and therefore introduces a compile-time dependency on
> > glib. This wastes memory because now KDE has two low-level frameworks
> > that have redundant functionality: QtCore and Glib.
> It is an IO slave, a separate helper process, so this is hardly a problem.
> Avoiding unnessesary dependencies for application libraries is one of the
> advantages of doing things out-of-process, isn't it?

Right, so it's not a library and best case it should be in kdebase/runtime... 
That said, I really see no reason to ship that with our desktop by default.

> > 4) There already are mature and tested KIO slaves to handle all the
> > protocols that GVFS handles, with less indirection and room for bugs.
> And, as I wrote above, they are still available and the default and one
> doesn't have to use the bridge slave. It just adds another option.
> That's what we have plugable backends for, don't we?

IMO it's a candidate for extragear then (or kdeaddons, or kdeutils). 
Definitely not kdelibs or kdebase.

Kévin 'ervin' Ottens,
"Ni le maître sans disciple, Ni le disciple sans maître,
Ne font reculer l'ignorance."
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