[kdepim-users] Support for palm devices in KDE SC 4.4 and beyond?

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Sun Jan 10 19:57:10 GMT 2010

On Sunday, 2010-01-10, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> On Saturday 09 January 2010, Ecaroh wrote:

> > And I stay with the old unix philosophy:
> >
> >  - KISS (Keep IT simple and stupid)
> >
> > Sometime it seems to me that KDE is on the way of making a new
> >  Kindows. And maybe some expert here can explain me what efforts i
> >  have from database files for that purpose. I do not know it but the
> >  new concepts are breaking a very old unix philosophy. And you have
> >  to have damn good arguments to change that. Moreover, you need
> >  approbiate tools to deal with databases. For years a text editor was
> >  sufficient. What noteable effort is it worth to change from text to
> >  database??
> You are getting it wrong. We are not switching from text to database. As
> I wrote above the storage will stay text-based. What will change is that
> we replace our proprietary index files by a database. This is fully in
> line with the Unix philosophy because we dump our home-brewed index
> files in favor of a database which does the job much better. The
> database will provide us with much more functionality which we had to
> implement ourselves (less efficient and more buggy) in the past.

It is actually even more aligned with the Unix philosophy than that because we 
now have separate processes doing "one thing and doing it well" instead of 
having each application doing everything all by itself.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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