[Development] Heads up: File engines being removed from Qt 5 API

João Abecasis joao.abecasis at nokia.com
Tue Feb 14 16:52:00 CET 2012

Hello everyone,

This is to give a heads up that file engines in their current incantation are being removed from public API for Qt 5. This is to happen Real Soon Now (tm):


There's a pending change to remove the internal function QFile::fileEngine:


Another related patch made it in recently, it adds the member function in QFileInfo::isNativePath, which is meant to substitute for QAbstractFileEngine::LocalFileFlag, answering whether the path can be used with native APIs:


Following up on review comments, this last one should undergo a mini API review/discussion. I'll bring that up again in a separate e-mail for proper visibility.



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