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The following pages contain documentation about KDE's design and architecture in detail. They do not replace other documentation like API Documentation, tutorials, howtos and standards, see the [[Portal:Documentation|documentation portal]] for further information.
 
The following pages contain documentation about KDE's design and architecture in detail. They do not replace other documentation like API Documentation, tutorials, howtos and standards, see the [[Portal:Documentation|documentation portal]] for further information.
  
For a better understanding it might help to be familiar with Trolltech's™ excellent [http://doc.trolltech.com/3.3/index.html Qt 3.3] or [http://doc.trolltech.com/4.0/index.html Qt 4.0] documentation and their [http://www.trolltech.com/developer/index.html Developer Pages].
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For a better understanding it might help to be familiar with Trolltech's™ excellent [http://doc.trolltech.com/3.3/index.html Qt 3.3] or [http://doc.trolltech.com/4.2/index.html Qt 4.2] documentation and their [http://www.trolltech.com/developer/index.html Developer Pages].
  
 
== Design Documents ==
 
== Design Documents ==

Revision as of 21:35, 15 December 2006

The following pages contain documentation about KDE's design and architecture in detail. They do not replace other documentation like API Documentation, tutorials, howtos and standards, see the documentation portal for further information.

For a better understanding it might help to be familiar with Trolltech's™ excellent Qt 3.3 or Qt 4.2 documentation and their Developer Pages.

Design Documents

KDE 3 Architecture Overview
An overview of the KDE 3 architecture, including discussions of common techniques, library classes, and general development issues. This is for KDE 3.0.
KDE 2 Architecture Overview
An overview of the KDE 2 architecture, similar to the above. This is for KDE 2.2.
DCOP
Design documents from 1999-2000.
The design of the K desktop environment
This is a presentation I gave at the SIMPLINUX conference in Portugal. It discusses the design of KDE and how it has changed through the different releases. You can browse the slides online, or download them in one go. There is also a text only version (only a couple of the slides are really pictures, the rest are fine as text). You can also see some photos of the presentation. (Design documents from 1999)

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