[Releasing] [Development] HEADS UP: Qt 5.4 feature freeze - is frozen now

Hausmann Simon Simon.Hausmann at digia.com
Sun Aug 10 08:58:08 CEST 2014


For example search on the android api reference for volume. You'll get one hit only.

Ios doesn't have the concept unfortunately. However all the devices we carry around have volume buttons, which also appear in the platform APIs.

IMO volume itself is too generic and ambiguous. Storage finds better hits in competing platform APIs.

Btw, I do like the minimal api of this class a lot - it's just the class name that's bothering me.


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Fra: Thiago Macieira‎
Sendt: 02:36 søndag 10. august 2014
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Emne: Re: [Releasing] [Development] HEADS UP: Qt 5.4 feature freeze - is        frozen now

On Saturday 09 August 2014 20:39:45 Hausmann Simon wrote:
> I sincerely hope that the class name will be reconsidered, given how generic
> and therefore ambiguous the term volume is. Please consider making it more
> specific by adding Storage or something else to the name and avoid that
> people guess wrongly and avoid people finding this class when they search
> for the audio volume api elsewhere in Qt. Pretty please with a cherry

We could change it still, but the name has gone through a few reviews and I
kind of like QVolumeInfo. It's much better than the previous QDriveInfo, as it
was originally submitted.

I'm not too keen on "storage" because some volumes may be virtual and thus
can't store anything.
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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