general class design

Falk Brettschneider gigafalk at
Sat Jun 24 12:52:23 UTC 2000


Then I will add the dockstuff to class KDevelop on
Sunday evening...

--- Bernd Gehrmann <bernd at> wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jun 2000, Falk Brettschneider wrote:
> > 
> > I think it should be sufficient if every plugin
> gives KDevelopGUI a
> > common QWidget* pointer to enable the embedding of
> the widget in the
> > right dockwidget parent. So KDevelopGUI will keep
> clean from other
> > classes (more independent).
> Well, the plan is actually that plugins decide
> themselves about
> their name, icon and comment via a .desktop file
> (see current
> version of the KDevelop class).
> >     if("mainframe"))
> BTW, this reminds me that names of widgets (the
> second
> argument of the QWidget and QObject constructs) are
> not user-visible and consequently const char*, not
> QString.
> Therefore, I would suggest to make the first
> argument of
> DockMainWindow::createDockWidget() a const char* as
> well, to avoid conversions to and from UTF16.
A bunch of bugfixes and design changes is still
necessary for the dockwidgets. ... The problem is I
don't have much spare time at the moment... :-( So
things could be delayed a little bit...

> > What do you think about this approach?
> > I think in this way at least the GUI class will
> keep independent from
> > the other special ones.
> This is certainly a good idea.
> Bernd.

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