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

Alexander Neundorf 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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