KF5 & Qt5 - QtCS Session

John Layt jlayt at kde.org
Wed Aug 3 19:23:57 BST 2011

On Thursday 28 Jul 2011 15:25:38 Laszlo Papp wrote:
> > ...
> > * KJob - Qt-Addon for 5.1
> Is the lack of manpower the reason or something else it is not planned
> against 5.0 ? I have made some simple modifications in our project
> where it is now KDE dependency free.

Partly manpower, but mainly that we don't think we need any Binary or Source 
Incompatible changes made to Qt itself to allow us to do this as a Qt-Addon, 
so it is simply a lower priority than the Binary/Source incompatible work we 
need to do in Qt itself.

> There have been many times that I have experience the need for
> archiving operations inside Qt framework, in various pure Qt projects.

Yes, that's one I missed from the list, it is on the plan to make KArchive a 
Qt-Addon as well.  Both KJob and KArchive are prime examples of what we want 
to achieve with the KF5 restructure.

> I am not sure about the legal part of
> kde codebase reuse, but let me know if there is anything i can do to
> help.

From the legal side, both these will be KDE hosted Qt-Addons and will not 
being going tnto Qt itself, so nothing changes.  You are free to use the 
existing code as a base for the new libraries.

Will you be at the Desktop Summit?  If so come to the Qt5 BoF to discuss it.  
I know there are people with ideas on how those libs need changing that can 
help with direction.



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