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Month: August 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Tim: TDEHWLIB

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:28:54 -0500
> I suspect the KDE3 and Trinity camps could work together --- but the
> proverbial olive branch is to strip the TQ interface from Trinity.

From a technical perspective this would be a MAJOR, if not FATAL, step
backward.  Once this is done we would relegate ourselves permanently to
the back waters of desktop environments, solely because we will NEVER be
able to be fully compatible with (or use internally) Qt4, Qt5, or any
future Qt products.  Keep in mind that Qt4+ -based programs make up a
large chunk of the halfway-decent new applications being generated for
Linux, and that lack of proper integration between Qt4/TDE would likely
prevent anyone from even trying TDE, let alone using it on a daily basis.

If anything I would propose the opposite, that the KDE:KDE3 developers
adopt the minor object renaming that is required to fix the Qt4
compatibility problem and come work with us.  While the original
tqtinterface was difficult to use and undocumented, the new TQt layer is
nearly transparent and the oly visible change is the use of TQ* objects
instead of Q* objects.  I routinely convert TQt3 code to Qt3 code using
nothing but find+replace ("TQ"-->"Q" and "ntq"-->"q"), so the changes are
not drastic.

Just my $0.02 from the technical perspective.  If it were not for TQt3
providing some assurance of long-term future compatibility with the
latest+greates Linux applications, I would have stopped work on TDE long