[kde-edu]: [KDE4] Edu-Shell like Kontact

Arnold Kraschinski arnold.kraschinski at onlinehome.de
Mon Aug 15 03:13:01 CEST 2005


I think Carsten's idea is very good. And it is something that we need very 


Am Donnerstag, 11. August 2005 17:58 schrieb Carsten Niehaus:
> Hi
> Some of us will be in Malaga in about three month. This is at least Pino,
> Albert, Danny and myself. I would like to kick off a discussion about
> creating a KDE Edu-Shell for kdeedu just like Kontact. In Kontact, every
> app is a KPart (KMail is, KOrganizer is and so on). All apps can of course
> also be used standalone, eg. without starting the "pim-shell" kontact.
> In my idea, every application of kdeedu would become a KPart as well and
> the edu-shell (better names welcome ;-) would just be the glue.
> Advantages:
> - As KDE4/Qt4 will force us to change some internal things if we want or
> not this is a good time to make such a big step
> - The applications would appear (and actually be) much more integrated
> - "KDE-Edu" would have a new meaning just like Kontact was a *big* step for
> kdepim. KDE-Edu would mean: "The kde-suite created to help my children" or
> something like that
> Disadvantages:
> - Extra work required for KDE4
> - The apps would become more complex internally as they would all need some
> magic of DCOP and KParts
> - Some of us have probably no idea how to use KParts and/or DCOP
> Some comments:
> * How often has it been discussed that we need something like "KMath" where
> all math-like-applications would be integrated into one big app. This is
> the chance, in my opinion.
> * I think Albert, Pino, Danny and myself could do quite a lot in Malaga to
> push this forward. As we have a good "archetype" (kdepim) it shouldn't be
> *that* difficult
> * This move could/should obsolete the current discussion on kde-core-devel
> Carsten

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