Re: KDE directory layout
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On Sunday 04 November 2001 21:19, Ivan E. Moore II wrote:
> a) There's no way I'm changing the library layout for KDE2 this close to
> release let alone any of the other file directories. If you were around
> during the KDE1 -> KDE2 time you would know the issues with moving the
> directories around.
OK. Don't touch KDE 2.x, it's not needed after all.
What about KDE 3?
> b) Why move the libraries at all? Upstream is making sure that KDE3 libs
> don't conflict with KDE2 libs.
OK. On debian-kde I listed exactly what my problem is with the KDE 3
libraries and development packages. Why does that happen then?
> c) You should probably do a little research on the problems with kstddirs.
I guess I know enough of that, I'd read all the kdelibs code related to
locate* functions when I was doing hacking on gideon packaging.
I have two problems with the directory layout:
1) They seem to prevent some stuff from working together.
2) They clutter the fs name space; they seem to be a bit unconventional for
I wouldn't mind at all if I could just have KDE 3 development packages
working peacefully right now :) But on the other hand some people might want
to try out stuff from KDE 3. For instance, the new kmail has SMTP
authentication, etc. etc.
Eray Ozkural (exa) <email@example.com>
Comp. Sci. Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara
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