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

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Sun Oct 31 12:16:01 GMT 2010

On Sunday 31 October 2010, John Tapsell wrote:
> On 31 October 2010 11:33, Mark Kretschmann <kretschmann at kde.org> wrote:
> > Hey all,
> >
> > after reading the whole thread that started with Chani's mail ("why
> > kdelibs?"), I think the noise level has become a bit too much there.
> > Cornelius had proposed this rather daring idea:
> >
> > http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-core-devel&m=128842761708404&w=2
> Sounds great.  This should probably be done by picking a specific
> technology in KDE, and adapting it and merging it to work in Qt.
> A wonderful place to start would be kioslaves imho.  This is something
> which has a real advantage, is relatively self-contained, and would
> provide a big advantage.  

I don't think it would be the place to start with.
First kdelibs + kdesupport + kdepimlibs needs to be reorganized, with a first 
idea described here: http://techbase.kde.org/Projects/KDELibsModifications
This most probably involves breaking BC (-> KDE5 based on Qt4 ?)

Once we are through with this, i.e. once we have a set of libraries which 
could *dependency-wise* move into Qt, we could start working on actually 
getting them into Qt, which would probably involve modifying APIs etc (-> 
KDE6 based on a hypthetical Qt5 ?)


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