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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] tdebindings FTBFS (Broke, broke, broke!)

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 19:41:30 -0800 (PST)
> What function does tdebindings serve? Does anyone actually
> utilize the language bindings? 

Primary function is to frustrate packagers and developers. :)

After R14 there are some applets I want to convert to Trinity. They are written in Python with GTK GUI. I would like to convert the GTK hooks to TQt3 to integrate the applets.

A really big project I would like to find volunteers to help is to port a C project coded in GTK to TQt3. The underlying base program needs no change, just the GUI side.

I have a few shell scripts I would like to convert to Python so I can add a GUI. KDialog is bearable for small shell scripts but the few scripts I have in mind are large scripts. Adding a GUI with KDialog would be a mess and would not provide the full point-and-click functionality I envision. Rewriting would be better and Python seems suited for that kind of app.

In other words, I see usefulness from tdebindings.

I think (I hope) the problem with building is simply that Tim has moved on to TQt3 and I need to build from that base rather than Qt3. I built kdebindings 3.5.13 although I needed several patches (bug report 597).

tdebindings is one of those packages most people avoid building. As a team, if we want to provide a quality product, we need to ensure tdebindings will build even when we personally don't have a use. :)

Okay, I'm off my soap box now.