About the clock...

Andras Mantia amantia at freemail.hu
Fri Jun 27 13:29:21 BST 2003

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On Friday 2003 June 27 11:11, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> On Friday 27 June 2003 3:58 am, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > With the new changes the clock configuration is a little screwed up. I
> > run CVS HEAD usually, but sometimes switch back to BRANCH. I have my
> > clock set to Digital with LCD look in HEAD. When I start 3.1, I see a
> > Fuzzy clock. I set to digital and when I go back to HEAD I see a Plain
> > clock. I set to digital, but the LCD look setting is lost. It seems to be
> > a real backwards compatibility problem and doesn't look professional at
> > all.
> Yup, that one config needs to be transitioned and I simply haven't gotten
> around to it yet because it isn't a simple task.

I saw that you've made a commit regarding the config file update. I don't know 
if that was supposed to fix it or not, but it doesn't seem good to me. It's 
ok that on an upgrade it will convert the settings, so you see the same clock 
as you have configured in KDE 3.1.x, but the users (developers) who switch 
between KDE 3.1.x/HEAD will still have broken clocks, as the possible values 
for Type have changed. I know that the compability is backwards compability, 
but for me this would be the first case when I notice that the config entries 
are causing a mess in an older version after upgrading to a new one. And when 
I change the settings again in 3.1.x, the kconf_update script will not be run 
when I restart CVS HEAD and thus I will have again a "broken" clock.
 And I think the problem will be present in case of larger networks with 
different KDE version (3.0, 3.1, 3.2) on them, but sharing the same config 
dir and depending on which one you will log in, the clock will be different.

 If the commit was only to do an update and you anyway wanted to take care 
about the above issues, please forgive me for making noise.


> -Benjamin Meyer

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