Non-C++ Apps in KDE Main Modules (Was: Guidance in KDE Admin)

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at
Fri Mar 28 17:19:26 CET 2008

On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 05:43:23PM +0200, Andras Mantia wrote:
> On Friday 28 March 2008, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > PS: I will test this and guidance once my KDE trunk checkout finished
> > compiling.
> And I failed. printer-applet has some dependencies (python-cups, hal-
> cups-utils) that I couldn't find for my distribution (opensuse). This is 
> already a problem. So I read the k-c-d thread and the README file and it 
> became clear that the app should be in playground and not kdereview:
> - it is not using the KDE libraries, but the Qt ones. Others were 
> complaining it does not look like the rest of KDE. This also shows the 
> issue with the bindings, because the reason invoked was a bug in the 
> bindings (or wrong interaction between PyKDE and python-dbus)

Trolltech says the issue causing this should be fixed in Qt 4.4 RC1.

> - it uses a different translation method

It uses gettext, same as kdelibs.  See above for the kdelibs issue.

> - it wants to install in /usr/share/..., instead of respecting the KDE 
> install dir

It installs to ${DATA_INSTALL_DIR}.

> My opinion did not change, but more, I believe even more that core apps 
> need to be C++. 

That attitude will mean we have less programmers and less programmes.


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