Summary of KDE filesystem discussion
May I try to summarize the filesystem discussion on KDE list and suggest that
it will continue in debian-policy?
* Many people feel that KDE (and Gnome) is too large
a whole to be stuffed in /usr/bin, /usr/share etc
and would deserve a separate directory like X
* Some proposed using /opt/kde3. Arguments:
+ Other distributions work like this, and better
compatibility with them could be beneficial
+ FSH seems to permit this (possible
misunderstandings about phrase 'add-on package'
- ...but Debian policy apparently does not.
- /usr is deliberately placed on another (large)
partition on many computers and changing KDE to
/opt could ruin this optimization
- Changing from /usr to /opt could surprise and confuse
seasoned Debian users who remember the policy in
* Classifying applications to KDE and just "generic Qt"
apps could be difficult and so deciding if something
should go under KDE-dir or some else could be difficult
* The debate got quite emotional (which seemingly often
happens when discussing the policy?-)
Learn Finnish! "Epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyydellisyydellänsäkäänköhän?" =
"Not even with his or her own ability or property of not making other people
to make things unorganized, I wonder?"