Review Request: Make KNewFileMenu working asynchronously (don't block plasma shell from folderview)

Björn Ruberg bjoern at
Tue Aug 10 12:39:11 BST 2010

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Review request for kdelibs and David Faure.


This patch makes the dialogs created by KNewFileMenu asynchronously. It's now possible to get non-modal dialogs with it. This is a feature that is needed for plasma folderview, because modal dialogs block the whole plasma shell. So this is the main part of a fix for bug #167243.
By the default the dialogs will stay modal, so there should be no change for other applications. Folderview just needs to call setModal(false) on the KNewFileMenu (have a patch for that, too). But as this touches much code (and orders methods alphabetically ;) ) you can never be sure that there is no change.

Please have closer look whether the dialogs are deleted probably. I'm not doing it directly but relying on Qt::WA_DeleteOnClose. 

This addresses bug #167243.


  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kfile/knewfilemenu.h 1161027 
  /trunk/KDE/kdelibs/kfile/knewfilemenu.cpp 1161027 



There are five different code pathes that I have worked on:
- create directory
- create normal file
- create symlink
- create URL 
- create .desktop file 

I tested all of them and they work for me.



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