[PyKDE] Black Adder

Eron Lloyd lloyd at lancaster.lib.pa.us
Tue Jan 9 17:40:12 GMT 2001

Hey guys - did anyone catch the latest from theKompany? Seems like a new 
product, "Black Adder", was released! Has anyone looked at this yet? I 
haven't contact anyone, but I'm very interested in having something like this 
to develop KDE apps with. I want to know more details, though, because some 
of the stuff I don't quite understand:

1. Is it a complete IDE, or is it PyQT, Eric, QT, Eric, and TrollTech 
Designer all mixed together? I'm really hoping it's like a Visual Delphi 
tool, which integrates project management, code libraries, GUI elements, etc. 
It would be awesome if it were actually a KDE app that integrated with the 
desktop well...

2. Will it have the KDE bindings for KDE 2.0 as well?

3. What about licensing of components coded with it - I work for a 
non-profit, but will definately want to distribute my apps to other sites for 
deploying - can they be GPL'd?

4. It looks like the version for sale is Beta... is that a good thing?? I 
don't know too many IT Shops that would purchase it if they saw this.

I have other concerns too, like will there be API docs, etc. It says that 
there are 50 Mb of HTML docs, but what does this include - SIP generated API 
docs, QT docs, etc.?

If this is what I think it is, then it could not only become a killer 
application, but could readily leverage Python and KDE/Qt as a development 
alternative to the "crappy, yet ubiquitous" status-quo.


Eron Lloyd

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