Kill KIO (was: Repositioning the KDE brand)

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sun Jul 12 15:50:52 BST 2009

Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
>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.

All they need is KIO::NetworkAccessManager.

But, yeah, I still have the idea of what kind of D-Bus API we could 

The only problem is, like I said, that ioslaves expect a synchronous 
*blocking* interface, whereas D-Bus requires an event loop. The way to 
solve that problem is to use threads.

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