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Re: filesystem discussion (my 2 cents)

Le Jeudi 17 Janvier 2002 11:38, Maximilian Reiss a écrit :
> Ok,
> having both (kde2 and kde3) in debian the both time might not be the best
> idea.
> Disadvantages:
>  - quite some trouble regarding where the files should go .-)
>  - would waste lots of  diskspace on the mirrors.
>  - Is it really needed? KDE3 supplies improved version of all kde core
> apps, and is normally stable on release date.
> So heres my suggestion:
> KDE3 is kept out of debian as long as it is really released. (KDE3 release,
> probably a little bit later to catch some hot cvs upstream fixes .-) ).
> The KDE3 moves into debian, and replaces KDE2, at least all the apps, that
> are allready ported to KDE3.
> For the other apps the kde2 kdelibs and kdebase-libs (probably some more)
> will stay in debian, als long as there are KDE2 apps not ported to KDE3.
> Same for the -dev packages, since it should still be possible to compile a
> KDE2 app and run it.
> This would cut the discussion above and would prevent a lot of trouble.
> Also we would get a hug from the mirror maintainers.
> Until the release of KDE calc could supply beta (KDE3 RC1) debs from an
> external apt source. (p.d.o).
> Here it could be considerable to use the --prefix=/opt/kde3 (optional
> package) as long as it stays external and then change the prefix to /usr if
> it gets close to release time, or from an apt source as replacement
> allready for the installed kde2, conflicting.

I totally agree with you.
Unofficial/unstable versions of KDE can be imho considered to be add-ons, and 
should go into /opt

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