[PyQt] PyKDE4 progress report
jbublitz at nwinternet.com
Wed Aug 8 05:04:43 BST 2007
As of a few minutes ago, I have a "working" PyKDE4 version for KDE 4 beta 1
(3.92.0). "Working" in the sense that all the modules will load and I can run
a simple app that puts up a window.
If anyone is interested in playing with it (it's still very rough) drop me an
email directly (jbublitz at nwinternet.com - put PyKDE in the title so I don't
think it's spam), and indicate either a) which classes you're going to write
example programs for or b) which classes you're going to write test code for.
Absent either (a) or (b), requests are likely to be ignored. If you're not
sure, I'll be happy to suggest something. Future requests for pre-release
tarballs, features, or assistance will depend on whether I've received
promised example or test code.
Sorry to be a hardass, but one of the biggest problems with PyKDE3 was that it
had insufficient example code and even less test code so that even as of a
few days ago people are still discovering significant parts of PyKDE3 that
just don't work. I hope to avoid that situation in the future.
I plan to do considerably more of that kind of thing, but with something like
600 classes and 10,000 methods and over 1 million lines of C++ code - those
are PyKDE3's stats - it's difficult to cover even the high spots, especially
given the fact that I don't know what a lot of PyKDE even does.
Simon Edwards (whose still on holiday, I think) will eventually be
incorporating PyKDE4 into the KDE SVN (under kdebindings), so it should be
available in some form in one of the later betas or early release candidates.
This won't be available for download otherwise until the initial "official"
release (except as noted above), after which I'll provide tarballs as in the
past. Well ... hopefully in a more timely fashion than in the past. At any
rate, if things work according to plan, Simon will be able to issue new
releases with new KDE versions as well.
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