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Dan Jensen admin at
Sat Dec 6 13:16:26 GMT 2003

On Saturday 06 December 2003 11:58, Andras wrote:
> I do something like this to detect if KDE is 3.1.9x or older in a
> AC_MSG_CHECKING(for KDE version)
> KDE_VERSION=`kde-config --version | grep KDE`
> if test "x`echo $KDE_VERSION | grep 3.1.9`" = "x"; then
>     echo "The KDE version is too old, WYSIWYG mode disabled!"
> fi

dear, andras.

What you are doing there, is an 'explicit version check'. Meaning, that if the 
user got anything else that's higher than the version you are 'greping' for, 
it'll still *bork bork*, (like 3.2.0 , 3.2.1, ... 4.1.0 ;-) ...), and at the 
same time give the illusion that it works fine with anyting lower, but the 
matter of the fact is that it's *borking* because it didn't find the exact 
version you are greping for ;-).

And nothing we could use, as we are bound to have people useing not exact the 
same version of kde in the future (some, 3.2.0, other 3.2.1 other 
3.2.2...4.1.0 :) etc). 

Our way, we set a 'barrier' that their kde version has to pass, if it does 
then fine, else, they'll get a message to update to atleast equal or a higher 
version then what is required.


..Dan // Leinir..

"A vast swimmer keeps no pets"
 -Seamus Harper, Andromeda 1:14

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