Kill KIO (was: Repositioning the KDE brand)

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at
Mon Jul 13 21:52:39 BST 2009

On Monday 13 July 2009, Adam Treat wrote:
> On Monday 13 July 2009 12:36:35 pm nf2 wrote:
> > However the devil is in the detatils. I can't tell if GIO/GVFS can
> > really provide everything KDE needs. I tried to investigate with
> > KIO-Giobridge for the most common protocols and that worked. But HTTP,
> > POP3 might be hairy.
> I wonder that you started this thread then?  You begged to kill KIO, but
> here you state that you can't even be sure GVFS provides everything KDE
> needs. That either indicates an astonishingly reckless attitude or
> questionable motivation.  And right after this you state, "really don't
> want to damage KDE."  Can you explain this seeming contradiction?

I think Norbert thinks that it would be better if there wouldn't be two 
different VFS implementations (I don't really object to that).
Also I think that e.g. wrapping GFS inside KIO should be easier to do than 
wrapping KIO inside GFS (I think GFS is more POSIX like, they can seek (or 
can we too with KDE4 ?)), but I'm not sure about that. I think Norbert is 
actually the one who knows this best.
And I guess the motivation for this thread was to find developers to join him 
and try to do it (without damaging KDE).


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