Kill KIO (was: Repositioning the KDE brand)

Cornelius Schumacher schumacher at
Sun Jul 12 15:20:47 BST 2009

On Sunday 12 July 2009 14:44:31 Thiago Macieira wrote:
> I tried adding D-Bus support for kioslaves before the KDE 4 release, but
> gave up because I wasn't seeing the point. The protocol isn't suitable for
> the communications we need (synchronous, blocking) and I also didn't see
> the value.

What would be the best way of using kio from Qt-only applications? Would a 
D-Bus API be useful for this? It's kind of sad that all the Qt-only apps miss 
the excellent desktop integration kio provides, although they are technically 
so close to KDE.

Cornelius Schumacher <schumacher at>

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