why kdelibs?

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Tue Nov 2 14:56:05 GMT 2010

On Tuesday, 2 de November de 2010 05:34:12 David Faure wrote:
> To get back to the point of this thread: ideally we wouldn't be in this 
> situation, if indeed I could have actively participated in QUrl's
> development  and ensured that it would match KDE's needs without quirky
> API. I did give feedback (about behavior; with unittests etc.), and bugs
> got fixed, but my feedback about the toString "trap" was dismissed as
> "you're not supposed to use it for putting back into a QUrl". Well,
> clearly... but this requires much URL knowledge, rather than being
> easy-to-use like KUrl (which can parse paths in the constructor and whose
> url() and prettyUrl() can both be put back into a KUrl again).
> To conclude: I can see a huge long-term gain in merging kdelibs and Qt
> (while  keeping maintainership of the things we care about!), but let's
> see how open Qt development can really become before we take any further
> steps. Right now, contributing to Qt is still a major PITA, and external
> contributors are very obviously second-class citizens.

QUrl needs a rewrite of its internals (not the parsing, which is quite good). 
And as its current maintainer, I am convinced that the API is just plain flawed 

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