Proposal for KDE 4.0

Pierre Habouzit pierre.habouzit at
Wed Aug 18 14:25:55 BST 2004

Le Mercredi 18 Août 2004 15:17, Luciano Montanaro a écrit :
> El Miércoles 18 Agosto 2004 14:54, Pierre Habouzit escribió:
> > > > why is that a sickness ??
> > >
> > > Cannot have two versions in parallel.
> >
> > I don't see why, really.
> >
> > when kde version x.y is out, any x'.y' version with x<x' or y<y' is
> > not maintained anymore. So there is no reason you would like to run
> > two KDE version on the same box (I mean, productively).
> If you have a program that relies on KDE that has not been ported yet,
> you want to have the old KDE around. At least kdelibs...
> Luciano

ok, libs are another problem, but quite easy to resolve (not for 
packagers, but it's another thing)

 * shlibs don't have the same version number so they can be here at the 
same time in /usr/lib
 * youd don't want ot have binaries twice, so no problem here either
 * plugins, kparts, are in /usr/lib/kde<n> already
 * problems remains for arch-indep files (like icons, rc files, ...) that 
can really live in /usr/share/kde<n> instead of /usr/share

taken the fact appart that it will be hell to package this stuff, it is 
the good way to do that.

but note that very often, porting an apps from a kde version to the next 
is quite smooth.

Pierre Habouzit                         
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