JUL
26
2003

qt-bugs doesn't love me

Ugh, another bugfix rejected. This one affects at least KAlarm, JuK, KGPG, KGet and Kopete. Bug was acknowledged; patch acknowledged; won't fix before 3.3 (probably more than a year and no help for KDE 3.2).

Basically if you drag a toolbar to make it float and then dock on of these apps you can't get the toolbar back without either enabling it manually (in the apps that support this) or editing the config file (which is the case for 3 of the apps).

Anyway, I'll get over it and hack around it in kdelibs, but I get frustraded when I can't just fix things (More often patches just get igored; this one at least I got a responce, but a not the one that I wanted.). I joked earlier that I love Trolltech about 6 days of the week. This is the one where I rant about them. ;-)

Full corespondance here.

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Yeah, im still trying to get arround bugs with 64bit file access... After 2 subreleases i can now convert a ULLONG to a qt:QString :P

Then again after dealing with MAPI and Qutlook 4 days a week, Qt looks so much better. I mean even their most undocumented features seem more clear than the 800 pages of MS docs on MAPI....

Could be worse, we could all still be using gg:[XLib]...


By Ian Reinhart Geiser at Sat, 07/26/2003 - 05:13

You just aren't obstinate enough, Scott.

You've got to be completely to-the-point with these people. Merely being reasonable does not impress the Trolls! Brute strength and force of will is all that will get your patches to be accepted.

Or maybe I've been confused by reading the Lord of the Rings again. In any case... it sucks that your patch didn't get accepted. By constantly harrassing Anders (and later Espen) I managed to at least get them to fix the horribly broken QListView drag'n'drop breakage that started in Qt 3.1.2, and would have crept into the 3.2.0 release. Thankfully, Espen saw the light.

Anyway. Maybe you should threaten them or something. Or offer them cookies. And broken kneecaps. Oh, and brownies! I love brownies.


By KDE User at Sat, 07/26/2003 - 08:05