news.kde.org: Qt 3.0.0 Beta6 out, QCom gone
Oct 02, 2001, 17:40 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Normally a new beta wouldn't be dot news, but the new
Qt 3.0.0 beta6 release is notable for one reason: QCom is gone. In
a mail sent to qt-interest, Trolltech explains, "The feedback we
received on this module during the 3.0 beta phase has been mixed.
Many users think this module lacks the intuitiveness and
compactness that they have learned to expect from a Qt API.
Therefore, we have made the difficult decision to withdraw the QCom
API from the Qt 3.0 release. We will continue to develop this API
until it is evolved enough for our customers, and will include the
improved version in a later release.". They also note that the new
Qt3 plugin functionality is still available under a much simplified
API, see the changelog for full details. IMHO, this is all quite
reasonable and is probably for the best -- even on the dot, people
turned out to be quite opinionated about QCom, although most of the
heat seemed to be directed towards COM itself. As a final aside,
theKompany is pushing its Korelib as an alternative