GLib/GObject+C as the lingua franca?

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Tue Jul 29 20:25:57 BST 2008

On Tuesday 29 July 2008, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> nf2 wrote:
> >* Should all calls go through GIO - at least on Unixes? Because then
> > all apps get access to the same IO system. If so, i wonder which of
> > the current KIO protocols/features can not be provided through the
> > GIO interface and what to do with them? This seems pretty delicate.
> If possible, the backend should be changeable.
> I don't know which KIO features cannot be provided, but you can also
> wonder if those slaves should be there in the first place. For
> example, KMail is having problems today with its old structure of
> using pop3, imap4 and smtp as ioslaves -- when they are clearly not.

FWIW, pop3 isn't really a problem (except for the "Check what the server 
supports" functionality) and smtp also works. It is mainly imap4 which 
does not really map to kioslave.

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