Port KAnimatedSystemTray into KSystemTray

Michael Pyne mpyne at purinchu.net
Sun Sep 14 23:23:18 BST 2008

On Sunday 14 September 2008, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Sunday 14 September 2008, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> > Am Sonntag, 14. September 2008, um 04:36 Uhr, schrieb Aaron J. Seigo:
> > > On Saturday 13 September 2008, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> > > > Please, don't hide the fact that that guide is _not_ an official
> > > > guide.
> > >
> > > it's as close as we have for the core kde libraries, though. i don't
> > > know why people are so allergic to the idea of consistency
> >
> > People are rather allergic to all-or-nothing proposals.
> even when they don't affect them in any way shape or form? why does nobody
> complain about the kdepim style guide these days, which is rigorously
> enforced? because it doesn't affect us. it only impacts those working on
> kdepim, and they've come to a conclusion for themselves.
> this is no different with kdelibs.

If it helps JuK also has a style guide which we try to maintain the code in 
line with (I even once added Vim modelines for practically all of the files 
for instance).  It is described in kdemultimedia/juk/HACKING.

I'm pretty sure we're not the only program with a style guide, it IMO should 
be a common feature of any set of code worked on by multiple people.

Practically any "best practice" or group software engineering book has a 
suggestion of the following general form: "It doesn't matter what coding 
convention you have, but your program should have one and stick to it".

I just wish that instead of complaining about having a coding convention every 
6 months that if someone really really felt that strongly about it (and it 
seems quite a few do ;), they would take action to try to disestablish the 
policy so we can get back to coding instead of painting the shed a different 

 - Michael Pyne
 - Michael Pyne
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