"Cornelius's grand plan" - Merging KDElibs into Qt
Aaron J. Seigo
aseigo at kde.org
Mon Nov 1 07:30:30 GMT 2010
On Sunday, October 31, 2010, Torsten Rahn wrote:
> * I think a good start would be if we defined better acceptance criteria
> for stuff that gets accepted into kdelibs.
> Right now I have the impression that basically everything gets in as long
> as it could possibly have a slight benefit in some situations.
while we may be able to find some cases of this happening, this is not the
general case. or put another way, if you want ot make this assertion please
provide support for it, so that we know we're basing decisions on realistic
> In this light I think the 80% rule for Qt is a pretty good thing - at least
> for Qt's core: It keeps the core on diet and makes it still
which leaves everyone else needing a 3rd party library to avoid reimplementing
not-as-common-but-still-common code. those needs don't evaporate if kdelibs
would stop providing them.
> - Other stuff is largely tied to the paradigm of a desktop. Which brings
> me to the thought: Let's start at what we good at: Let's start creating
> and maintaining a "Qt Desktop" module which would provide building blocks
> that are specific to the "classical" desktop. I guess that could be "our"
> initial sweet spot which could complement the "Qt Mobility" module
what would be in such a Destop module, exactly? file dialog, print dialog,
mouse-centric widgets, ..?
Aaron J. Seigo
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