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

Chani chanika at gmail.com
Tue Nov 2 09:50:04 GMT 2010

On November 1, 2010 09:39:56 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.

+1 - this has been a great brainstorming exercise. :)
there are certainly obstacles to the "merger" idea, and a fair chance of it 
turning out to be infeasible or unwanted (while I hope the open governance 
thing keeps improving, I'm not going to put blind faith in it) but it got us 
thinking, didn't it? :)

modularizing and promoting kdelibs looks like something we can all agree 
should be done. separating it into generally-useful features vs. workspace 
integration features, allowing people to use just some of it, *telling* them 
what we have and how easy it is to use it and why it'll make their application 
shoot magical rainbow lasers ;)

...so now I suppose it's time to start doing it. Not the actual modularization 
right away, of course, but planning what can be done and documenting what we 
have and advertising to people outside kde that yes, we have these features 
and they're great and you want to use them even if it does mean linking to 
some other stuff right now. :)

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