Am Freitag 11 Januar 2008 schrieb RalfGesellensetter: > Hi all & happy new y@! > > Am Donnerstag 10 Januar 2008 schrieb Armin Berres: > > The plan is to use ~/.kde for KDE 3 and for KDE 4. We patched KDE 4 > > right now > > **Objection** > > Using KDE (now 3.5.7) within a larger rollout (educational environment), > we already had problems with the current versions of KDE 3.5.x when > switching between workstations with different subversions: > > For instance, quite often kicker disappeared (at least the window bar). > Please take note, that there is some hundred thousands of pupils using > KDE at school, whereas their home directory is centrally stored. > > I'd plea to follow the policy of openoffice.org by tagging conf folders > with versions: > > ~/.kde3-57 > ~/.kde3-58 > ~/.kde4-00 > > Whenever a program fails to find conf files for its very version, it > needs to fall back to the latest available version and import settings > at its best. This keeps older versions to be used from worksstations > that had not been updated yet. This ain't no good: changes in an older KDE will not show up in a newer KDE. Fact is that there should be an absolutely strict policy about changes that affect older versions: - ignore unknown options - ignore unknown option values (use default instead but do not change the value in the config file) - never change meaning of options If it is totally incompatible then another filename should be used. A global versioning is insufficient. OTOH: using a mixed setup in a network _always_ gets you into trouble one way or the other. HS
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