[Interest] [Development] Qt5 - my hopes for when the dust settles...

Stephen Kelly stephen.kelly at kdab.com
Thu Aug 16 13:42:13 CEST 2012

On Thursday, August 16, 2012 13:11:06 Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Aug 2012, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> >> - A complete API for reading/writing Open Document Format files.
> > 
> > Outside the scope. You should just use the Calligra libs.
> > 
> > If the Calligra libs can be slimmed down, they could be accepted as
> > addons.
> > 
> >> - An API for reading and writing .gz, .zip, and .tar.gz files.
> > 
> > I'd like this. I think it was one of the targets: lift KArchive from
> > kdecore, but give it a make-over.
> If there's karchive-like functionality in Qt, making the calligra odf
> libraries qt-only becomes possible. Right now, that's the biggest bit of
> work.

Why port the Calligra libs to a new and different archive reading/writing API, 
if you can continue to use KArchive? KArchive is standalone already. Having a 
Calligra libs that depends on qt-only is not really an improvement over a 
Calligra libs that depends on Qt and KArchive. It is worse if you count the 
porting bugs and porting 'compromises'.

Having an ODF library with a stable, binary compatible and rich API would 
indeed be interesting.


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