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news.kde.org: Matthias Ettrich: Integrating Qt Apps with KDE

Jan 23, 2002, 02:08 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Navindra Umanee)

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"Matthias Ettrich is proposing a new strategy for more strongly integrating Qt-only applications into KDE. It's an intriguing proposal and relevant to KDE, considering the growing number of cross-platform but Qt-only applications becoming available. The initial "not-perfect but simple" basic idea is that a small libQtKDE proxy library would invoke KDE functionality when available, or otherwise fall back to Qt functionality. This would not involve changing Qt or KDE, but would require the programmer to link against the libQtKDE wrapper. The benefits for the former Qt-only developer is that KDE functionality would be made available cheaply without giving up the Qt-only cross-platform approach. The benefits for the KDE user is that what would have otherwise been a pure Qt-only application could now potentially integrate much more strongly with KDE."

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