KWIG Qt->Gtk porting layer and merging main loops.

Avery Pennarun apenwarr at
Fri Oct 29 04:35:34 EEST 2004

On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 04:32:29AM +0200, nf wrote:

> 1) Write a completely new independent VFS library. Reinventing the
> wheel...

Obviously a bad idea.

> 2) Use KIO: That would require everyone to link to a huge graphical
> toolkit library. Even when using the VFS from the command line...

I heard that Qt4 will finally separate the graphical parts from the
non-graphical parts, so you can have their nice class library even if you
don't want their widgets.  That'll solve this problem.

> 3) Use Gnome-VFS or at least reuse its code. This means you have to live
> with glib.

Relatively painless, other than the fact that actually *coding* with glib is
horribly painful.  But if it's just behind the scenes, nobody will mind.

> I don't know - but i have just have this feeling: Glib stuff will do the
> common infrastructure - and KDE and others will wrap beautifully around
> it. I'll bet that will happen... Just a matter of time... ;-)

I doubt it.  But I think a common event-handling library will prevail
eventually, and glib and KDE will both use it.  When that happens, it
doesn't really matter if everybody is using glib or not.

Have fun,


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