Common main loop: Qt ported to glib main loop (experimental)

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at
Sat Dec 4 05:51:51 EET 2004

On Friday 03 December 2004 17:03, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Friday 03 December 2004 16:49, nf wrote:
> ...
> > With a common main loop that should work. (But make sure
> Ioslaves run in their own processes, the mainloop doesn't matter to the
> application.
Exactly. Just suggest it for KDE4 if you want this stuff, it doesn't require 
your Qt hacks.

> > that the KIO-API stays the same. KDE applications and the rest of the
> > desktop should not have to change).
> Yes.
The odd thing ofcourse is that KDE has absolutly no reason to do this. KIO is 
much more widely supported and has more protocols than GNOME-VFS. It would 
make much more sense for GNOME to support KIO, which if your claim of 
GNOME-VFS being a superset is correct, also should be easy.

Currently the strategy for getting a consistent desktop from the KDE side 
though is to mount KIO-slaves in the kernel. Which is also a feature 
GNOME-VFS doesnt have.


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