Concerns about deprecating KFileDialog

Martin Graesslin mgraesslin at
Sat Aug 24 05:53:08 UTC 2013

On Saturday 24 August 2013 00:12:09 Andrius da Costa Ribas wrote:
> Hello,
> (crosspost between kde-frameworks-devel and kde-windows)
> I've posted a question in a recent review request that deprecates
> KFileDialog in favor of QFileDialog for KF5, however this question got
> probably unnoticed (as no one responded and later the review got submitted).
> My concern about deprecating KFileDialog is that on Windows there is in
> systemsettings the option to choose between using either native or KDE
> dialog. I heavily use kioslaves to open/save files in different remote
> locations (SFTP) and I hevily use the places panel to bookmark those
> locations, that's something that can't be done with native Windows dialog.
> As far as I can see there is no such option when using QFileDialog, so
> Windows users will lose the power of the kioslaves :(
> Was this considered when it was decided to deprecate KFileDialog?
Shouldn't it be possible to inject our file dialog on Windows Platform in the 
same way as on our platform? That way it wouldn't matter that KFileDialog got 
deprecated and also other Qt applications could benefit.

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