[KDE/Mac] QStandardPaths possible solution

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 07:03:22 UTC 2015

Hello David,

On 08/01/2015, at 11:57 PM, David Faure wrote:
> On Thursday 08 January 2015 21:39:26 Ian Wadham wrote:
>> Now can we stop arguing about semantics and angels on pins and discuss
>> something really important
> If you don't want my feedback here on a QStandardPaths patch, you'll get it 
> whenever it's submitted to Qt. I was asked to give my input on the patch 
> before it goes to gerrit, so that's what I did. But if you tell me this 
> feedback isn't wanted here, I can repeat the same in gerrit, whatever. 

That is not what I intended to say, so I am sorry you understood it that way.

On the contrary, Marko, Mario Fux and I worked hard to revive the KDE-Mac
list, early last year, precisely so that it could act as a meeting place for people
from various parts of the MacPorts and KDE communities and a place where
they could exchange expertise and information.  I believe that is the most
effective way to solve integration problems between differing systems.

As the person who knows most about KDE 4 and Frameworks, your feedback
is the most important of all.

I was feeling grumpy and tired last night, Australian time, when your message
arrived.  We had had two days of heat wave and reports of bush fires, followed
by massive thunder storms.  Please accept my humblest apologies for any
offence my reply may have caused.

>> And is kinit really going to be abolished?
> Nothing's for sure yet, it's a complex topic that requires investigation.
> An interesting discussion to have, but definitely off-topic in a thread about 
> QStandardPaths.

I know.  I would like to have a separate discussion, maybe with you, maybe
with others.  Last year I found several problems with kdeinit4 and friends in the
Apple OS X environment.  Some of them may also affect KDE 4 and KF5 on
Linux.  Now that we are getting closer to implementing Qt 5 and Frameworks
on Apple OS X, it may be a good time to begin this discussion.

> I'm starting to be a little bit annoyed that whenever we are discussing one 
> problem, someone raises the other 20 unsolved problems on Mac. This isn't 
> helping, why not solve one issue at a time, than feel the weight of all the 
> unsolved stuff all the time?

It's because you and other KDE core developers are hard people to catch… :-)

>> Or was that just David Faure thinking aloud on IRC?  
> I'm not sure what you're referring to. 

I think someone who wrote to me misinterpreted what you said on IRC and took
it to mean that kinit would be "disappearing" from KF5.

Once again, please accept my apologies, and please continue to keep an eye
on what we are doing here.

All the best, Ian W.

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