[Development] [idea] IO backends?

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Mon Mar 25 00:30:01 CET 2013


On domingo, 24 de março de 2013 23.43.31, Mark wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 11:01 PM, Thiago Macieira
> 
> <thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
> > On domingo, 24 de março de 2013 22.47.03, Mark wrote:
> >> That made me wonder, is there a way to change IO backends in Qt?
> >> Because if i could swap the current Qt IO backend with KIO then i can
> >> use those classes just as they are. That sounds like a very appealing
> >> thing to have.
> >> 
> >> Is there a "QPA" for the IO part in Qt?
> > 
> > No, Qt has no QPA for I/O.
> 
> Clear.
> But then the question becomes:
> - Would it be desirable to have such an QPA?

Yes. David is working on making KIO work with fewer dependencies, so more Qt 
applications are going to use it.

> - Even if the QPA is there, would that be useful for KIO? Or is KIO
> such a big beast that no QPA is good enough?

That "QPA" would be KIO itself.

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