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What happened to PerlQt/PerlKDE?

posted by ziggy on 2001.03.14 21:53   Printer-friendly
`whoami` writes "Does anybody know what the development status for Ashley Winters' modules PerlKDE and PerlQt is (CPAN directory)? Their last update lies a long time back. Some fellow KDEers confirmed that PerlQt doens't work with a recent version of Qt, and PerlKDE only supports KDE1, so the modules need an update urgently.

As I didn't get a response to several emails to the author, I tried to find a hint on Usenet, on the modules@perl.org mailing list, on IRC and on the kde-devel mailing list, but to no avail.

However, I can't believe that nobody cares about Perl support for Qt and KDE, so I want to ask here

  • if anybody knows if the modules are still maintained
  • how the author Ashley Winters can be reached
  • if anybody has a copy of the development tools which the author used to auto-generate the XS code from the C++ headers (see this mail from Ashley to the kde-devel list).

Please help preventing that Perl support for KDE and Qt dies. Any hint is appreciated!"

Also worth noting is that theKompany is actively working on a Python IDE for KDE. With all of the recent activity on Qt and KDE, it's rather surprising that PerlQt and PerlKDE haven't been updated in a year...

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  • Over at Active State [activestate.com] they have the Komodo [activestate.com] project.

    It is a cross-platform, multi-language IDE that supports Perl, Python and JavaScript. There are Linux and Windows versions.

    The Linux version is only at Technology Preview 4, but it DOES work well under KDE.

    Based on what I've seen and read about the Windows Beta 1.3, eventually Komodo/Linux will support C#, C++, Java, Lua, Makefile, Pascal, PHP, XML and XSLT.

    Komodo is more than an editor, it is a full IDE with integrated debugger, code folding, synta

  • Sure Komodo works under KDE and supports developing Perl programs, but that's not the issue.

    The Perl libraries to develop KDE and Qt applications are still out of date. The folks at theKompany are interested in making it easy to develop Python applications for KDE and Qt though.

  • I don't want to start holy wars (Qt/KDE versus Gtk/Gnome for instance) here and have nothing against Qt/KDE, but have you tried Perl/Gtk, [prosa.it] which is a very mature thing?
    There is an XML-based GUI builder for Gtk called Glade [pn.org] (also mature ;-)), and with a Perl module [virgin.net] Glade XML files are easily converted into Perl/Gtk code. Very nice, I should say.
    To see an example of what can be done with Perl/Gtk, just take a look at Linux Mandrake configuration utilities.
    Here is Perl/Gtk tutorial [riverusers.com]
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