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

Mark Summerfield list at qtrac.plus.com
Thu Aug 16 15:02:21 CEST 2012

On Thu, 16 Aug 2012 05:24:21 -0700 (PDT)
Jason H <scorp1us at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > - A new model/view architecture that is a lot easier to use and which
> > is
>   designed from the ground up to work well with databases.
> I complain about it too, but I cannot suggest a better one than what
> exists. For all its complexity it works well. 

There was a Model/View NG project...

> >- High-level support for client/server programming with the middleware
>   able to be straight TCP/IP (e.g., for LANs), OpenVPN, etc.
> QtSOAP is not good enough, however, I think a Q-Object based SOAP proxy
> should not be that hard. This fall I worked on stuff that uses a lot of
> QMeta. I can think it can be done, if only Qt XML support did not suck.

Sending XML isn't the issue (and is wasteful of bandwidth anyway). I was
thinking of signals/slots that used RPC so that a client can emit a
signal thats recevied in a slot on a server and vice versa.
> > - An API for reading and writing .gz, .zip, and .tar.gz files.
> QtIOCompressor is not enough? 

I think it needs a bit more work. And doesn't support .tar.

Mark Summerfield, Qtrac Ltd, www.qtrac.eu
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