[kde-edu]: [Kst] [RFC] removing ExtDate

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Wed May 30 02:49:37 CEST 2007

I believe our view for Kst 2 is that we will use QDate.

On 29-May-07, at 8:20 PM, Jason Harris wrote:

> Hello,
> 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?  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.
> 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 :)

George Staikos
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