"Cornelius's grand plan" - Merging KDElibs into Qt
neundorf at kde.org
Sun Oct 31 17:48:57 GMT 2010
On Sunday 31 October 2010, todd rme wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 31, 2010 at 9:26 AM, Michael Jansen
<kde at michael-jansen.biz>wrote:
> > 1. Small improvements to the Qt Libraries
> > Those are the so called convenient classes. Classes the have been added
> > to the
> > KDE Libs because of some shortcomings of the Qt Classes or to add some
> > convenience methods. I guess classes like KUrl and KIcon (at least parts)
> > fall
> > into that category.
> > The classes in this category do not add additional functionality,
> > requirements
> > or anything else to the Qt Classes.
> I think this sounds like the place to start, for several reasons:
I don't think the place to start is merging something into Qt.
_We_ can't merge something ourselves, it must be accepted. So we would be
stuck at the first step.
IMO the place to start must be to reorganize our libraries so that we can
clearly separate these different types, i.e. "enhancements which should be in
Qt", "addons", "platform".
Once we have this (I would estimate something like a year of work), we may
start to try to get some of the enhancements into Qt.
And if it doesn't get accepted then, still no problem, since by then it will
have the form of a smallish library with very few or no dependencies beside
the Qt libs.
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