Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

KDE Developers Discuss Merging Libraries With Qt

Filed under
KDE

Well, here's some interesting weekend news: there's a polarized discussion taking place right now among core KDE developers about merging the KDE libraries into upstream Qt.

Cornelius Schumacher, a long-time German KDE developer and currently the KDE e.V. president, has come out yesterday saying, "Let's merge Qt and the KDE development platform. Let's put all KDE libraries, support libraries, platform modules into Qt, remove the redundancies in Qt, and polish it into one nice consistent set of APIs, providing both, the wonderful KDE integration, consistency and convenience, as well as the simplicity and portability of the Qt platform."

Cornelius had written a mailing list message summarizing this proposal of merging the KDE libraries with Nokia's Qt libraries.

rest here




What a crazy idea

This would drive away a lot of developers from Qt as a powerful cross-platform development framework. There are already too few good Qt apps in Linux, and too many Gtk apps which don't integrate well into non-GNOME desktops.

As a diehard KDE fan I can only say that this will hurt both Qt and KDE badly. Merging KDE into Qt will reduce the audience to KDE focused developers, making the whole platform a purely desktop specific toolkit.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Phoronix on Graphics

Leftovers: Software

Emulation or WINE

Fedora: The Latest

  • New "remi-php71" repository
  • PHP on the road to the 7.1.0 release
  • First round of Fedora 24 Updated Lives now available. (torrents expected later this week)
    As noted by my colleague on his blog the first round of F24 Updated Lives are now available and carry the date 20160720, Also as mentioned last week on his blog F23 Respins are not going to be actively made, however we and the rest of the volunteer team will field off-off requests as time and resources permit. We are considering a new/second tracker for the Updated Spins but as of today there are only .ISO files available at https://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/live-respins [shortlink] F24 Live-Respins . The F24 respins carry the 4.6.4-200 Kernel and roughly ~500M of updates since the Gold ISOs were released just 5 weeks ago. (some ISOs have more updates, some less)