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

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Oct 29 00:05:18 BST 2011

On Friday, 28 de October de 2011 17:43:32 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > Which is quite wrong already. From Qt 4.8 on, this returns empty in all
> > cases, showing that you parsed the URL wrongly. It should be easier to
> > spot where you made the mistake because you don't have to use
> > specially-crafted filenames.
> Such a change might make sense for 5.0, but not for 4.8!
> Or if you really want to add the changed API to 4.x, you have to do it with
> a new name, deprecating (but not removing!) toLocalFile.

Let's just say I disagree.

This change was for 4.7, but it was reverted and added to 4.8, giving you well 
over ONE YEAR to adapt.

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