[Qt-creator] [QtCreator] Plugin for ProgressManager implementation

Ziller Eike Eike.Ziller at digia.com
Thu Dec 12 11:28:25 CET 2013

On Dec 12, 2013, at 11:10 AM, Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at kdab.com> wrote:

> On Thursday, 2013-12-12, 10:45:25, Tobias Hunger wrote:
>> On 12.12.2013 09:55, Kevin Krammer wrote:
>>> Isn't job progress reporting something that is covered by the
>>> freedesktop.org status notifier specifications, currently implemented by
>>> KDE and Unity IIRC?
>> That specification is not real help.
>> AFAIK Gnome does not implement them in either Gnome 2 and its forks nor
>> in Gnome 3. One more area where you can not write a cross-linux-desktop
>> application without lots of extra code:-/
> My understanding of the spec is that using it in a client on a system that 
> doesn't support it has no negative side effects. And since it is already 
> implemented by two leading workspace implementations it adds improvements for 
> users of those.

Ok, I would be fine with that.

> IMHO having support for the main cross-desktop specification of that area does 
> not only benefit those currently using a workspace that already implements it. 
> It also benefits those who's workspaces currently do not support it because 
> gives a clear way forward should better integration be desired.
> I.e. users of QtCreator on GNOME Shell wanting progress integration like users 
> of KDE or Unity could just write a GNOME Shell Extension for the host part of 
> the spec and get integration support for any QtCreator version onward, even 
> binary packaged ones.
> Cheers,
> Kevin
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