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

Oswald Buddenhagen oswald.buddenhagen at digia.com
Sun Aug 10 11:17:48 CEST 2014

On Sat, Aug 09, 2014 at 09:36:08PM -0300, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> 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.
to add my color to the bikeshed, i find both storage and drive just
fine. or disk, to add another one. it is entirely irrelevant that it can
produce information about virtual devices - it's not the purpose of this
class, and i doubt anybody would be confused by such a detail.
volume, otoh, is ambiguous and quite far-fetched from the perspective of
the typical person. well, in fact, storage isn't exactly an obvious
choice, either.

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