shared lib: conversion-lib in Plasma

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Sun Jul 26 21:48:23 BST 2009

On Sunday 26 July 2009, Petri Damstén wrote:
> On Friday 24 July 2009 00:24:29 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> > >  * Do you really need Unit being a QObject?
> >
> > it's apparently used for memory management, but it's parented to the
> > Converter singleton so they will live for the lifetime of the application
> > -> not so good. will fix....
> Unit must live for the lifetime of the application. UnitCategory uses those
> to do the actual conversion and has two maps String > Unit and Enum > Unit.
> If unit class is deleted you cannot convert to that unit again.

that's not really acceptable for apps that do occassional conversion. having 
memory hanging around because someone creates a conversion plasmoid and then 
closes it (or does similarly in krunner) isn't good.

instead of a straight singleton, perhaps it could provide reference counted 
access so that the units can actually be cleared once there are no further 
users of it.

Aaron J. Seigo
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