Replacing file-system by database in KStars

Vijay Dhameliya vijay.atwork13 at
Tue Jan 28 08:43:05 UTC 2014

I suppose you are talking about translation of strings in local language.

Actually we store strings in database in English and while rendering (on
front-end) them to user we have il8n() function already used everywhere to
translate in selected language.

If I have misunderstood with localization please pardon me :)


On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:09 AM, Alexander Wolf <alex.v.wolf at>wrote:

> Hi!
> 2014-01-28 Vijay Dhameliya <vijay.atwork13 at>
> Currently when KStars is launched, it reads data corresponding to
>> different Skyobject from respective file in loaddata() methods. And I have
>> tracked out all the classes where we are loading data by reading file.
>> I researched bit on the topic and I found that loading data from database
>> is always much better option then doing same from file.
>> If we replace file system with QSql following are the Pros:
>> 1) We will not have to ship so many files with Kstars
>> 2) Loading from database is quicker than doing same from file
>> 3) Code for load methods will be reduced in size
>> Cons:
>> 1) I will have to move all data from files into database by temporary
>> methods
>> So I am planning to start coding to replace file system by database on my
>> local branch.
>> Can you please give your views and suggestion regarding the same ? I am
>> sure that It will be very helpful to me. :)
> What about localization support for strings (like names of DSO) from those
> files?
> --
> With best regards, Alexander
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