[Development] QtPim concerns

Robin Burchell robin+qt at viroteck.net
Sat Oct 22 19:01:56 CEST 2011

Sigh... hit send too early, and from the wrong account. Sorry for the
spam, CC'd folks.

On Sat, Oct 22, 2011 at 6:59 PM, Robin Burchell <robin at viroteck.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> [nb: CCing some of the people who are probably concerned with QtPim,
> but let's try keep relevant discussions on the ML for the benefit of
> having things on record]
> I was taking around one of my personal areas of experience with an eye
> to improving a few things - QtPim.
> I noticed a few things that bother me:
> - the lost development history from the Qt Mobility repo
> - the apparent lack of sync with Qt Mobility master changes
> - some unit tests in a seemingly bad state (a number of them are
> disabled, see qtpim/tests/auto/auto.pro)
> While I can help fix/workaround the last with some effort, I really
> don't understand why this repository is in this state.
> Since there doesn't appear to have been much development on it so far
> since its import, is it out of the question to suggest starting
> 'fresh' somehow, ideally by keeping the history from Mobility (and
> keeping the tests intact!), and merging in the new stuff which seems
> to be undergoing work there (like the json contacts plugin)? This
> would have a few benefits, like better test coverage, easier to merge
> future fixes, and so on.
> If not, how are things proceeding? Is QtPim the place to work on
> contacts/organizer APIs for Qt 5? What will happen to the version in
> Mobility's master? And how will fixes be merged back to QtPim?
> Thanks,
> Robin

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