KDE Frameworks: Moving toward 5.0 final and Governance

Kevin Ottens ervin at kde.org
Wed Jan 8 06:17:15 GMT 2014

On Tuesday 07 January 2014 23:30:28 John Layt wrote:
> On 7 January 2014 19:49, Kevin Ottens <ervin at kde.org> wrote:
> >> Most of the
> >> dialog code from there has been merged into Qt5.2, or is planned for
> >> Qt 5.3, so needs deleting.  I'm also wondering if we still need our
> >> own KPrintPreview dialog, there was a reason in 4.0 but I can't
> >> remember why now and I'm not sure it is still valid.  Alex Merry might
> >> remember, was it because QPrintPreview wasn't available at the time?
> >> We may not end up with much left here :-)
> > 
> > Well, the initial plan was to not have KPrintUtils at all. It's here
> > mainly
> > because of timing issues because the necessary upstream work to get
> > everything to disappear in KPrintUtils wasn't done in time for Qt 5.2.
> Running through the print dialog features, I'm don't think there is
> anything left to be upstreamed.  There's a couple of very minor CUPS
> features in the dialog that I don't think anyone uses (mirror page,
> page border, page label) that I don't really want in Qt, but can add
> if anyone really makes a fuss.  If we decide to replace KPrintPreview
> with QPrintPreviewDialog then we're just left with the convenience api
> to create a QPrintDialog that won't actually add anything extra.  That
> could be still worth keeping for a couple of reasons, but it could
> then move to KGuiAddons.

For the record, if that depends on QtPrintSupport it can't make it to 
KGuiAddons (which should depend only on QtCore and QtGui).

> The main reason to keep it is
> future-proofing if we need to add common widgets or extra checks
> again, in particular I think it may be the only way to do
> color-managed printing until Qt adds proper support in QtGui.

I'm fine keeping it even if it's small.

Kévin Ottens, http://ervin.ipsquad.net

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