KDiagram libs (KChart, KGantt) in KDE Review

Friedrich W. H. Kossebau kossebau at kde.org
Mon Feb 9 00:50:03 GMT 2015

Am Montag, 9. Februar 2015, 00:23:58 schrieb Albert Astals Cid:
> El Diumenge, 8 de febrer de 2015, a les 00:29:26, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau
> va
> escriure:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Calligra, Massif-Visualizer, KMyMoney (and perhaps more) make use of
> > KDAB's
> > nice offer of their KDChart in the GPLv2 licensing variant. But as there
> > are no real public releases of KDChart, all the projects have copied a
> > dump of KDChart into their code repositories, updating now and then to
> > newer versions of KDChart. Which is anything but perfect.
> > 
> > To improve things, after some talk with KDABians it was decided to create
> > a
> > KDE repo with a KDE-fied fork of KDChart, based on their latest Qt5ied
> > version. So all FLOSS Qt5-based projects have a single place to-go-to for
> > nice charting. Which would be centrally updated now and then. Still not
> > perfect, but an improvement over the current situation.
> > To meet the KDE repo requirements, KDAB has also extended the license to
> > GPLv2+ for this dump :)
> Thanks KDABians for this.
> If this is basically a copy&paste from the existing code we're already
> shipping i have no objection,

Yes, nearly copy&paste: the copies of KDChart in Calligra & KMyMoney are older 
(2.4.1, based on Qt4) versions, while the copy of KDChart in Massif-Visualizer 
matches the version of the KChart lib in KDiagram.

> though you should probably get someone with
> CMake knowledge to review (and kill that autogen.py and g++.pri?)

Yes, any volunteers here for reviewing the CMake parts? :) Code should be 
similar to that of a KF5 tier1 lib.


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