A Qt replacement for KGlobal::ref and deref

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Mon Feb 14 10:48:45 GMT 2011

Em domingo, 13 de fevereiro de 2011, às 07:44:22, Aaron J. Seigo escreveu:
> that is easily provably wrong: KDE apps are also Qt apps, they don't require
> a window to display its progress and therefore refcounting is needed. i can
> trivially write a Qt app that uses the notification dbus service and end up
> in the same place.


Let me skip to the point:

> an app-global reference count allows the application to handle this very
> real use case; without it, the use case is not feasible. it's not Qt's job
> to prevent developers from shooting themselves in the foot with features
> that are otherwise needed to get a certain task done.

I agree, as long as the reference count is tied to the window count. People 
should understand that a GUI application running with no GUI makes no sense 
and should be avoided. So from a usability point of view, you can run jobs, 
provided that you get a notification about them, somewhere.

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