"Cornelius's grand plan" - Merging KDElibs into Qt

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Mon Nov 1 12:25:10 GMT 2010

On Monday 01 November 2010, Michael Jansen wrote:
> > it could work out great, it could be a disaster, it could be a lot of
> > work for a little gain ... we just can't tell right now because it's
> > nothing more than a vague idea.
> >
> > you really can't plan the future of core assets like that.
> But preparing our our assets in a way that would make identifiying and
> merging stuff into qt easy would benefit our visibility even if the merging
> never happens.
> For me the biggest obstacle for anyone thinking about using kdelibs is the
> uncertaincy what that means. Currently using kdelibs and depending on the
> full kde runtime environment looks like the same.
> So i think organizing kdelibs according to the 4 categories i outlined
> would help us getting our libs more into the focus of qt developers that
> for some reasons (do not want/can not) depend on the full kde runtime
> environment.
> Nothing of this requires nokia to cooperate. We only would gain knowledge
> about what kdelibs is. Which would in turn open the possibility to address
> some of the "supposed" biggest problems with kde: "I only want app xyz and
> end up with one million process and one thousand databases running."
> The question is if anyone would be willing to do the work. Because it is
> not sexy nor fun and would require a (probably source and feature
> compatible) kde 5.

Very well said, I completely agree.


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