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On Wednesday 07 December 2005 17:45, Frederic Mercille wrote:
> Thiago Macieira wrote:
> >>Or, if KDE4 gets stable enough, will it be possible to run a Qt4
> >>application that has KDE4 widgets in it from a KDE3 desktop?

> >
> > KDE4 will get stable enough. The question is not "if", but "when". The
> > KDE Libraries for Qt4 should stabilise in a 10 to 12-month period, maybe
> > sooner for developing, but you may not release a KDE4 application before
> > KDE 4 is released itself. (YMMV)

> I might have worded that incorrectly. I know what KDE4 will eventually
> get stable, what I meant was "if it gets stable enough fast enough",
> because I'm working with a deadline...

It might be possible to port the widget in question to be Qt-only, dependin=
on how much of KDE's internals it needs.

> > And yes, it will be possible to run KDE3 applications from inside a KDE4
> > desktop. We aren't sure however the level of interaction between
> > applications, though.

> KDE3 apps from a KDE4 desktop would be nice (especially for apps that
> don't get ported). Would the opposite be true also? Running a KDE4 app
> from a KDE3 desktop? Some companies, government entities and schools
> might take quite a while to upgrade their systems to KDE4, but we'd
> still like them to be able to use what we develop on KDE4.

I'd say yes, it would be no different than running said KDE4 application on=
any other non-KDE4 desktop.


Kevin Krammer
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: www.mrunix.de (German), www.qtforum.org

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