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  • KDE Plasma Media Center Starts Playing On KF5, Qt5

    Phoronix: KDE Plasma Media Center Starts Playing On KF5, Qt5

    The Plasma Media Center software designed to fill multimedia viewing needs on KDE, is being ported to Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5 as part of a Google Summer of Code project...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTY5OTk

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    Lol, a GSoC project to port from Qt 4 to Qt 5?
    It's straight forward, all the corner cases are covered in their documentation...
    People ported huge projects from Qt 4 to Qt 5 in one day(there are scripts to help with some of the tasks)...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Alliancemd View Post
      Lol, a GSoC project to port from Qt 4 to Qt 5?
      It's straight forward, all the corner cases are covered in their documentation...
      People ported huge projects from Qt 4 to Qt 5 in one day(there are scripts to help with some of the tasks)...
      It is a more sophisticated port to adapt UIs to use QtQuick. Yeah, you can take a boring qwidgets based app and just bring that forward, but then you don't get all the nice hardware accelerated UI features, animations, etc. Also, QML is orgasmic to write.

      That might have been a little strong. I don't care, its true!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by zanny View Post
        Also, QML is orgasmic to write.

        That might have been a little strong. I don't care, its true!
        Ah, so that's why QML apps are such a mess!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Alliancemd View Post
          Lol, a GSoC project to port from Qt 4 to Qt 5?
          It's straight forward, all the corner cases are covered in their documentation...
          People ported huge projects from Qt 4 to Qt 5 in one day(there are scripts to help with some of the tasks)...
          Traditional QWidget based programs are, as you say, very easy to port from Qt4 to Qt5, assuming they weren't still using the Qt3Support stuff.
          A straight port of a QML application is almost as simple, but QML is much more advanced in Qt5 and taking full advantage of all the improvements is a biggish job.

          QWidget to QML would be an even bigger task (and for something like PMC that's made almost entirely of GUI, pretty much a full rewrite), but PMC was always QML so that doesn't apply.

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          • #6
            very nice

            very pleasant news...
            and also very nice to see KDE news here as it was kinda ignored before :-)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Alliancemd View Post
              Lol, a GSoC project to port from Qt 4 to Qt 5?
              No, a GSOC project to port from plasma 1 to plasma workspaces 2 and from KDE SC 4.x to KDE frameworks 5 and Qt 4 to Qt 5.

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