[PATCH] KIO::SlaveBase and the event loop

Andreas Hartmetz ahartmetz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 22:08:59 BST 2008

On Thursday 17 July 2008 22:17:59 Chani wrote:
> On July 15, 2008 11:09:10 Roland Harnau wrote:
> > 2008/7/15, Thiago Macieira <thiago at kde.org>:
> > > Roland Harnau wrote:
> > >>Apropos ambitious plans: In the planning phase for KDE4 did you
> > >>consider to re-implement the IO slaves as threads? The process
> > >>creation cost including the D-Bus talk to klauncher seem quite high to
> > >>me, especially if Konqueror launches 20 or more  of them.
> > >
> > > No. We've wanted separate processes for ioslaves for the whole time,
> > > since this improves stability. IOSlaves are add-on plugins (yay for
> > > multiple redundant buzzwords meaning the same thing!) that can come
> > > from many different sources. We can't really vouch for the stability of
> > > them.
> >
> > This is equally true for Plasma applets,  but they are nevertheless
> > in-process entities.
> and it sucks. bugs in playground applets can crash all of plasma.
> luckily, we can stop scripted applets from crashing plasma (or so I've been
> told). unfortunately we can't do much about the c++ ones. hopefully most
> people will use their favourite scripting language once plasma stabilizes
> and more documentation is available.

I also dislike the idea of all the funny clocks from GHNS living in the same 
address space as the panel or maybe applets containing sensitive data in one 
way or another...

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