Proposal for KDE 4.0

Stefan Taferner taferner at
Wed Aug 18 14:09:14 BST 2004

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Am Mittwoch, 18. August 2004 14:49 schrieb Allan Sandfeld Jensen:
> On Wednesday 18 August 2004 13:42, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch 18 August 2004 11:51 schrieb Adrian Schroeter:
> > > > Now only imagine if we could convince *all* distributors that
> > > > /usr/kde4 is the right $KDEDIR for KDE 4. *gasp* I guess I should
> > > > start with SUSE ;-) (Coolo, Adrian, are you listening?)
> > >
> > > The current plan is to move directly to /usr for KDE 4. But maybe
> > > /usr/kde4 is a better idea. However, we will place it everywhere, if it
> > > is okay with the FHS and there is any official recommendation by KDE ;)
> >
> > /usr/kde4 is _not_ FHS compliant - $KDEDIR is dead, did I tell you?
> /usr/X11R6 has an expection. I say we make /usr/kde4 FHS compliant by
> making another exception.

Hmm... does not sound very good.

What would be the FHS compatible way?

That might not be too bad, as /usr/bin (historically) had only non-X programs.
So having all (gui) Kde programs in an extra directory (in contrast 
to /usr/bin) would be IMO a benefit too.

The other possibility that sounds nice is: have the "main" KDE installation 
FHS compilant in /usr, and all others in /opt/kdeX. Drawback: if you upgrade
from Kde-3 to Kde-4, you have to uninstall Kde-3 from /usr and reinstall it
in /opt/kde3.

Kind regards,
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