KConfig Bug?

Waldo Bastian bastian at kde.org
Sat Jun 28 17:04:31 BST 2003

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On Saturday 28 June 2003 17:30, Benjamin Meyer wrote:
> > There is no [current] way to force that it picks up the entry defined by
> > the kdeglobals files.
> Which is why I suggested adding one :)

I'm willing to consider that but if you look at the files again:

> $KDEDIR/share/config/kdeglobals
> $KDEHOME/share/config/kdeglobals
> $KDEDIR/share/config/kmyapprc
> $KDEHOME/share/config/kmyapprc

If $KDEHOME/share/config/kmyapprc contains "use the entry from kdeglobals" 
([$g] ??) it means that KConfig must still have access to the entries that 
were defined by $KDEHOME/share/config/kdeglobals, even though they may have 
been redefined by $KDEDIR/share/config/kmyapprc already. KConfig currently 
doesn't keep that information around.

I will have a look to see how hard it is to change that in such a way that we 
don't keep too much duplicate entries in memory.

> Kiosk users/developers would probably slaughter me if I did this.  They
> wouldn't be able to just copy their local settings for applications into
> the global, but would have to rename all of the groups.  But if this is my
> only option I will start going CVS through and changing all the code.

I don't think it's that bad. We are talking about moving options from e.g. 
konsolerc to kdeglobals and vice versa. This is NOT about copying files from 
$KDEHOME to $KDEDIR, that's what kiosk users are mostly concerned about.

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