The alkimia library currently uses the KIO framework for downloading native online content from remote sites. The disadvantage of this support is higher complexity in the installed application, as additional background programs are required for this (klauncher.exe, kioslave.exe). This increases the susceptibility to errors and the required maintenance effort. As a simpler alternative, the network support of the QtNetwork library can be used for these purposes.
STEPS TO REPRODUCE
1. download an alkimia package from https://binary-factory.kde.org or https://kmymoney.org/snapshots.php
2. start onlinequoteseditor and fetch online quotes
3. inspect the running background processes
There are additional processes like klauncher.exe and one or more kioslave.exe
When using QtNetwork's http(s) download support, these processes are not required
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.x
Qt Version: 5.x
Git commit a37b285a2d20faf383a55f46e9ec540f8cffd370 by Ralf Habacker.
Committed on 31/03/2022 at 21:57.
Pushed by habacker into branch '8.1'.
Added support for using QtNetwork to download online quotes
To enable the mentioned support, a new cmake variable
BUILD_WITH_QTNETWORK has been added.
When the mentioned cmake variable is set to 1 or ON, which is
default on Windows, AlkOnlineQuotes::launchNative() uses Qt
network support for downloading data. If it is set to 0 or
OFF, the KIO library support is used, which is the default on
non Windows platforms.
The advantage of using Qt network support is less dependency
on 3rd party components, thus less error-proneness and
higher speed on Windows.
M +27 -4 CMakeLists.txt
M +4 -3 README.md
M +1 -1 autotests/CMakeLists.txt
M +4 -3 src/CMakeLists.txt
M +7 -2 src/LibAlkimiaConfig.cmake.in
M +70 -11 src/alkonlinequote.cpp
M +1 -1 tests/CMakeLists.txt
M +0 -2 tools/onlinequoteseditor/CMakeLists.txt