[Development] A bug or not a bug, that's the question

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Mon Aug 26 17:16:19 CEST 2013

On segunda-feira, 26 de agosto de 2013 13:53:38, Kurt Pattyn wrote:
> So, my question is now: should we consider this as a bug, and thus file a
> bug request in Jira, or can we live with it? Note that solving this issue
> could have an effect an QString as well, as it needs to handle those
> non-characters. Maybe, a flag could be added to QTextCodec to indicate the
> handling of those characters?

We should remove the check. It was added because GLib made the mistake of 
forbidding them, and the mistake was imported into D-Bus, which led to remote 
DoS attacks in KDE applications that sent remote text via D-Bus (konversation 
sent the text sent by people from IRC).

GLib was fixed in version 2.36 and D-Bus was fixed in 1.6.10. Since 1.6.10 is 
pretty new, we need to keep a version check in QtDBus.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
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