Proposal: new non-shipping module for examples

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Fri Oct 3 03:46:16 BST 2008

On Thursday 02 October 2008, Brad Hards wrote:
> On Thursday 02 October 2008 01:26:44 am Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > one of the trends i've noticed since starting kde4 is that there is an
> > increase in high level documentation[1] and that often includes example
> > implementations. these are usually toy apps or artificially simplified
> > plugins demonstrating techniques and API usage.
> OK, so who are these intended for? In my mind, it is the users of the
> extension APIs who benefit most

it is the users of any API extension or otherwise.
> I think the best approach is to ship it inside the module,

so to get all kde examples you have to download the source of every module 
with examples?

> QCA does this. The version of the API docs on ignores
> the Doxyfile that ships with QCA (why?), but you can see how it could work
> at (which is a bit out
> of date as a reference source), or just build the API documentation
> yourself.

the links to the source code there are not in a particularly useful state for 
browsing and using as a template starting point either, they are html'd.

i'd *like* to give people a whole set of examples covering everything possible 
in KDE that they can compile and play with.

Aaron J. Seigo
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