kqmlgraphplugin -- a QML plugin to render beautiful and interactive graphs

Kevin Krammer krammer at kde.org
Tue Jan 28 18:47:59 GMT 2014

On Tuesday, 2014-01-28, 11:51:06, Sebastian Gottfried wrote:
> Hi David,
> > I don't want to start a naming bikeshed so if it is already too late
> > to consider renaming, just dismiss these comments:
> No, that's still okay. Nothing is set in stone yet.
> > The first thing I thought of when I read the name of the plugin is
> > that it did graph rendering, like OGDF QML[0], and I was in desperate
> > need for such a library a couple of months ago. I think graph is
> > confusing for a couple of reasons:
> > 
> > 
> > * There is already a concept of graphs associated to QML, as in QML
> > Graph Scene (which is apparently the most common result I get from
> > searching "QML Graph")
> Never thought about that.
> > * In KDE, Rocs deals with Graphs and KmPlot deals with these kinds of
> > graphs. * There is a Qt Charts[1] thing that does something similar.
> > 
> > So I would consider renaming this to something with plot/chart.
> I like charts better and would consider renaming it to kqmlchartsplugin. The
> QML import would be 'org.kde.charts' then.
> Are there any more opinions on the naming issue?

If this uses QtQuick I would suggest that it be part of the name.

QML is a more generic term, used for thing that can be used by a QML engine. 
Usually components without UI, like data sources, sensors, models, timers etc.
Things that can be used outside a UI context or with any UI component set 
(QtQuick, Cascasdes, Widgets and so on).

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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