Well, the title says it all, lets get started :-)
Why is this an important feature? To me, the goal of using QML is to put all user-interface specific code in the QML-half of the equation. Adding capabilities to do sorting, and some filtering, to QML reduces the size of the C++ run-time and further decouples the data from how the data is shown.
A long time ago (pre 4.7.4) I ran into the issue that when resetting a lazy model (i.e. a model implementing canFetchMore / fetchMore) does not trigger QML to poke at canFetchMore. Very annoying, but sorted in later versions of Qt.
In my experience, QML needs the “::” operator. Binding text to the text from a model using “text: text” does not work. Being able to say “text: ::text“, or “text: data.text” would be nice. Even though the last approach prevents the usage of components with properties named data.
I guess there already might be a way to achieve this, but I’ve not found it. If so, please tell me!