Doctreeview hacking, and question about 1.1 & 2.0

Harold Hartley haroldh at
Fri Mar 10 11:34:33 UTC 2000

By what I have read, I think I'll wait for the 2.0 version to come out as I would
like to code apps on linux to benifit the disable to operate linux...
I'll have lots of free time as I live in a nursing home, so I'm at my linux day
in , day out..



Ralf Nolden wrote:

> "Carson, David" wrote:
> Hi David,
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm having a bit of a hack at the Documentation Browser in KDevelop,
> > initially just to allow you to add books into the Others folder, and then
> > items into the books, rather than being limited to only items in the folder.
> >
> > Anyway, I'm working on the KDevelop-1.1 source, and I see from the CVS
> > browser that nobody has changed the files I'm working on (doctreeview.cpp,
> > doctreeview.h) for some months, so I guess I'm not stepping on any toes
> > there.
> You did ;-) it were mine ;-)
> I´ve changed the doctree two or three days ago which is currently more a
> workaround to get the kdevelop books reading the titles of the books
> that are really installed (kdevelop documentation) and the
> kdoc-references, so all kdelibs are displayed now. I´m currently trying
> to reach Taj to get two other things implemented into kdoc so we can
> make another "Projects" folder keeping all personal/local project API´s.
> About your other requests: first of, we don´t have you on the list of
> active programming yet ;-) Hacking makes not much sense here, the
> project tree contains enough hacks actually. The 1.1 x version is ready
> exept for the templates that Walter takes care of currently and the
> translations. No other modifications should be done except those that
> are fixing bugs (mine were more or less to avoid some trouble and make
> things work better). So working on the 1.1 sources may help you getting
> started, but won´t make it. You can anyway make your modifications and
> upload them to the kdevelop ftp server. Then everyone who likes can take
> your patch and add it to his distribution to compile it in, so you´re
> very welcome to do so.
> For the 2.0 (HEAD) it currently makes no sense at all to program
> anything. There have to be big changes done before and I think
> especially because of the new docbook format and other things Bernd will
> probably completely rewrite, at least partially, the doctree.
> So you´re welcome to use cvsup to get the kdevelop HEAD version (2.0)
> and play with that as well if you like, but it will take us month to get
> to the current state of the 1.1 and then we´ll do extensions. Before
> that, outside changes won´t make much sense.
> Please don´t feel offended by what I said, I just laid out the facts as
> the current state of development is. Enthusiasm and engagement is always
> welcome, but for now I can only offer you to make patches that you can
> offer on the kdevelop ftp server for the public.
> Again, please don´t feel offended - You know we guys have a hard time
> sometimes when releases are coming up and we´re all doing things in our
> free time. We recently had some real hacks that were brought up as good
> patches and I myself had a lot of trouble with that because after
> inserting the patch KDevelop had more bugs than before and some things
> even caused crashes. So nothing personal, just a matter of experience on
> our side and we have to keep an eye on a kind of things to do first, OK
> ? ;-)
> Greetings and kind regards for your offers,
> Ralf
> **********************************
> Ralf Nolden
> Ardennenstr. 41
> 52355 Düren
> Tel. 02421/502758
> The KDevelop Project
> Email: rnolden at
> **********************************

More information about the KDevelop mailing list