Kill KIO (was: Repositioning the KDE brand)

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Fri Jul 10 15:31:50 BST 2009

nf2 wrote:
>It's a "proprietary" system just for a minority of applications. It's
>an obstackle for getting third party applications like,
>mozilla or Qt-only to use full fledged network transparent
>file-management. It's an obstackle for running KDE applications on
>Gnome or Gnome applications on KDE. It's not that exciting from design
>and capabilites anymore (compared to other options). It's a dead dog.

I also dispute the "minority of applications". If it's a minority, it's 
still the largest minority group, with no other solution having a greater 

KIO has existed for 9 years, its protocol has been stable. It's possible 
to integrate with it using D-Bus. If other applications don't integrate 
with it, it's because they don't want to.

Besides, there is no other solution. GIO/GVFS brings its own set of 
dependencies and protocol. Between converting the KDE apps to use that, or 
converting the other apps to use KIO, the amount of work is more or less 
the same. So let them convert.

We were here first.

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