[review] [PyKDE] Eric3 and KFormDesigner

Jim Bublitz jbublitz at nwinternet.com
Wed Aug 25 20:48:35 BST 2004

On Wednesday 25 August 2004 06:14, R. Grefhorst wrote:
> I'm new to this list, so be gentle ;-)

> I have a question to the Eric3 developers: Are you planning to
>  incorporate the KFormDesigner (from the Kexi project) into Eric3? It
>  seems like a good QtDesigner replacement and is more geared towards KDE
>  than QtDesigner.

Detlev is the eric3 developer - I do PyKDE - so I won't presume to speak for 
him, but I'll make a couple of comments.

I hadn't looked at kexi before - it looks (from the web pages anyway) like a 
very good and necessary project. Similarly, KFormDesigner looks like a good 
idea for KDE developers.

It's probably a little hard to see the overall scope of the projects that 
converge on this mailing list. A Venn diagram would be nice, but is a little 
hard to do in email.  PyKDE is obviously very closely tied to KDE itself. 
PyQt overlaps with KDE, but has a large non-KDE Linux and Windows user base 
as well. eric3 overlaps with KDE, the non-KDE and Windows users, and could 
have an even larger base of Python users who just want a good IDE without 
coding for PyQt or PyKDE.

So -- a KDE specific UI builder probably doesn't fit for all of eric3's user 

The other problem is PyQt provides pyuic as a backend for generating Python 
from QtDesigner output, and PyKDE wraps that with pykdeuic. Is there already 
a way to generate Python from KFormDesigner and are the kexi developers 
integrating Python in other ways?


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