RFC: A Qt-only library in kdesupport

Stephen Kelly steveire at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 13:19:46 BST 2009

>> This never actually get implemented, maybe it's time to revive this idea? >> Maybe making it slightly more general to also host libs with more 
>> constraints than the kdelibs ones (like the one I force upon libsolid).
>> This way we can point to a module where you can use "off the shelf" 
>> libraries or classes in a "pure Qt" project, they should be self 
>> contained and depend on Qt only.

Yes, it would be great to have a place to put such Qt only classes.

Benjamin Meyer wrote: 
> There are a several small Qt libraries out there these days and even
> Arora has a folder of BSD licensed utility classes  (src/utils) that
> are just Qt addon classes with no Arora dependancy and would probably
> be useful for other applications (several have been copied into other
> Qt apps in fact)
>   http://github.com/Arora/arora/tree/master

Benjamin and I were in the qxt channel to see what kind of stuff they have, how it's licenced, and organized etc. It's not clear yet if that would be a good place to put classes like these. Personally, I'd prefer something tied to the kde release schedule. I'm not sure the qxt guys would go for that though.

At the moment, I'm not going to try to get the KSelectionProxyModel into Qt upstream. If a qt-bits kde library doesn't get support, I'll probably just fork the classes I want into new applications when I need them.

All the best,


> -Benjamin Meyer

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