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Re: preset bookmarks

On Thu, 5 Jul 2001, Ivan E. Moore II wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 05, 2001 at 01:46:39PM -0600, Bruce Sass wrote:
> > On Thu, 5 Jul 2001, Jens Benecke wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 05:51:36PM -0600, Bruce Sass wrote:
> I totally disagree.  It's KDE specific and therefore if it's going to be
> a conffile it should go into the kde area.

Or you can look at it this way:

/etc is for system-wide defaults,
*except* /etc/skel which is for per-user defaults.

Unless you are planning on setting up a system-wide bookmark file that
every user will see, independent of and in addition to fiddling with a
USER's .kde directory...

...we are gonna have to just disagree.

> > > > Ivan, How about the /etc/skel/...
> >
> > ...does what we want.
> >
> > Setting up a default .kde and putting it into /etc/skel has been on my
> > todo list for awhile now, but since this is a single real-user machine
> > I've had no real pressure to do it (and KDE's default isn't too bad).
> no it does not.  it only does part of what we want.  However it only takes
> care of new users...so all those existing users who have never used kde
> before will not be able to take advantage of this.  So it is not the
> correct solution.

Of course it is not the complete solution, there is no way around
scripting something to look after pre-existing KDE users (I assumed
that is what this whole exercise was about).

kde2 vs. skel is a side issue... but it may well turn out to be
important if it means the difference between a simple system that
requires setup only the first time it is installed, or something more
complex that requires continued maintenance.  I don't know enough
about how KDE sets up an initial $HOME/.kde to determine which is more
plausible, and am content top leave it in your capable hands (after
voicing and defending my concerns, of course :)

- Bruce

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