Qt 4.8 QUrl.toLocalFile behavior change, impacts to KUrl (and friends)

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu Oct 27 20:11:11 BST 2011

On Thursday, 27 de October de 2011 13:32:51 Rex Dieter wrote:
> See also,
> http://bugs.kde.org/285028
> ( and https://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTBUG-22382 )
> In Qt 4.8, QUrl.toLocalFile now seems, by design, to return NULL for urls
> lacking any scheme.  Discovered this the hard way figuring out why all my
> audio knotifications were quiet.  Since audio event sources are simple
> filenames, e.g. KDE-K3B-Finish-Success.ogg, and
> QString soundFile = soundFileURL.toLocalFile();
> no longer works.
> Any suggestions or advice on how best to deal with this?

As we discussed on IRC, any string source must be properly labelled whether 
they are a URL or they are a local file. They cannot be both.

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