[kde-edu]: [RFC] removing ExtDate

Jeremy Whiting jeremy at scitools.com
Tue Aug 14 16:38:12 CEST 2007

On Tuesday 26 June 2007 4:02:16 pm Pino Toscano wrote:
> What an old thread not really ended :)
> > Since Qt 4.x, QDate now allows dates over a much wider range of years
> > (-4713 to 11,000,000 rather than 1582 to 8000).  Because of this, it
> > could be argued that there is no longer a need for ExtDate, although it
> > does provide for a different range of years that extends further into the
> > past (-50,000 to 50,000).
> >
> > Is there any reason to keep ExtDate?
> The real reason is (IMHO): is there any real need for date ranges wider
> than what QDate provides, in applications than KStars?
> > In KStars, I actually derive my own
> > KStarsDateTime class that adds some astronomy-specific things, so I'd be
> > prefectly happy adding the ability to use dates prior to -4713 to
> > KStarsDateTime, and using KDateTime as my baseclass instead of
> > ExtDateTime.
> If you think you can provide a local replacement with no real issue, that's
> fine I'd say.
> > A quick look at lxr.kde.org shows that only KStars and Kst are using
> > ExtDateTime, so I'm especially interested in hearing from kst developers.
> > Although, it looks like they've forked their own version of ExtDateTime,
> > so maybe they don't care what we do in libkdeedu :)
> Right, so this makes KStars the only actual user of ExtDateTime.

so if kstars is no longer using ExtDateTime, can we remove it?  Anyone that's 
using it still, speak up or we'll try removing it :)


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