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