[Development] File Selectors API, still for 5.1?

Alan Alpert 416365416c at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 21:44:19 CET 2013

Whoops, re-sending to dev...

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Alan Alpert <416365416c at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 12:32 AM, Stephen Kelly <stephen.kelly at kdab.com> wrote:
>> On Monday, March 25, 2013 18:19:57 Alan Alpert wrote:
>>> More time to iterate is always welcomed. This may lead to a
>>> source-incompatible change in Plasma Packages though, ideally we'd
>>> only do that once with the existing incompatible change of KDE
>>> Frameworks 5. Would that be using the 5.1 or 5.2 APIs?
>> KDE Frameworks 5 will use the qt5.git dev branch until that has the features
>> it needs. KDE won't release plasma+frameworks5 on top of Qt 5.1 because it
>> doesn't have the required features.
>> Whether Qt 5.2 will have all required features remains to be seen. The todo
>> list is long: http://community.kde.org/Frameworks/Epics/Qt_5.1_Merging and
>> even that list is only 'things needed in Qt before a release can be made'. The
>> list of 'things to do in the KDE libraries before we can release' is also a
>> long one.
>> So, don't worry about release-timing relating to this issue. Whenever this
>> feature reaches the qt5.git dev branch, the plasma developers can start using
>> it in parallel development.

 Oh good. I misread that page as "aiming to release on top of 5.1".

>>> BlackBerry has run into performance issues reading from the
>>> filesystem, but it's still not something to worry about until an API
>>> is sorted out.
>> Those problems were solved already, right?
 In general, yes. But I'm still not happy with the costs of unnecessary
 file access in the QML engine so I've been working on reducing those
 (it's not a BlackBerry specific performance cost or fix, it's just one
 that's been noticed by BlackBerry apps).

 Alan Alpert

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