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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 [[Development|development portal]] for further information.
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The following pages contain documentation about KDE's design and architecture in detail. They do not replace other documentation like [http://api.kde.org API documentation], [[../Tutorials|tutorials/howtos]] and [[../Guidelines|standards]], see the [[Development|development 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/4.2/index.html Qt 4.2] documentation and their [http://www.trolltech.com/developer/ Developer Pages].
 
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/ Developer Pages].
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More information about a KDE installation itself is available in the dedicated section for [[SysAdmin|system administrators]].
  
 
== Design Documents ==
 
== Design Documents ==

Revision as of 01:33, 3 February 2007

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 development 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.

More information about a KDE installation itself is available in the dedicated section for system administrators.

Design Documents

KDE 4 Architecture Overview
An overview of the KDE 4 architecture, including discussions of common techniques, library classes, and general development issues. This is for KDE 4.0.
KDE 3 Architecture Overview (Original)
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.
Binary Compatibility Issues With C++ (Original)
A quick overview of issues with binary compatibility with C++. Keep this in mind while altering the API of kdelibs.

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