kio and frameworks 5

David Faure faure at
Sun May 13 11:58:55 BST 2012

On Sunday 13 May 2012 11:32:46 Casper Clemence wrote:
> * it mounts lots more than an ordinary VFS - including XML documents (so
> the tree of the document can be browsed), databases, X (so that window
> position and size for example can be read and modified as if they were data
> in the filesystem), web browser bookmarks...
> .. all of which leads to the "uniform method of access" I mentioned where
> all sorts of document data, document structure and metadata becomes
> available in a a uniform way.

All this sounds synchronous (the data is always available right away).
So it probably makes sense as a kioslave (so that all applications can access 
all of the above via KIO API), not as a replacement for KIO (which has to 
provide an asynchronous way of accessing network protocols).

David Faure, faure at,
Sponsored by Nokia to work on KDE, incl. KDE Frameworks 5

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