[KDE/Mac] file dialogs

Marko Käning mk-lists at email.de
Thu Jul 10 05:04:26 UTC 2014

Hi Ian,

On 10 Jul 2014, at 04:53 , Ian Wadham <iandw.au at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> well, I think we should add ideas like that somewhere to our "KDE problems"
>>> site as ideas for the KDE developers and for ourselves to keep track of [1].
> Definitely, Marko… :-)

Looks like it’s up to me to get this sorted out…

> that there is a trend for KDE dialogs to be replaced by Qt dialogs in KF5,
> Historically, Qt and KDE libs have progressed hand-in-hand, but in the early
> days KDE led the way in “appy" and "desktoppy" things, such as KStandardDirs,
> KMainWindow, KConfig and KDialog boxes, while Qt focussed on internals, 
> Now I think Qt has caught up in most areas, so I think it is better to use
> a Qt version of a method than a KDE one, if there is no significant loss of
> functionality, because you automatically get portability to Linux, Windows
> and Apple OS X, often with a native "look and feel" thrown in.

In a thread on k-f-d this topic has been touched very recently [1] too where I
learnt this from David:

On 06 Jul 2014, at 14:53 , David Faure <faure at kde.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 06 July 2014 13:25:25 Marko Käning wrote:
>> Does this mean that KF5 now tries to use as much infrastructure delivered by
>> Qt5 as possible? (IIRC I saw changes of KIcon to QIcon and already wondered
>> what’s going on there...)
> Yes, welcome to KF5 world, we've been "porting to more Qt" and adding many 
> things to Qt along the way, for the last 3 years.
> https://community.kde.org/Frameworks/Epics/Contributions_to_Qt5
> (qtpaths was added by Sune, too, even though it's missing in that list)


[1] http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/kde-frameworks-devel/2014-July/017331.html

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