Proposal for KDE 4.0

George Staikos staikos at
Wed Aug 18 22:10:25 BST 2004

On Wednesday 18 August 2004 17:02, Luís Pedro Coelho wrote:
> The issue is sharing.
> /usr  = Unix Shared Resources : things which can be mounted after the
> machine has booted
> /usr/share : things which can be shared between different (binary)
> platforms.
> The above solution preserves this.
> (this is the same as the difference between /s?bin and /usr/s?bin. /bin
> and /sbin should contain enough to bail a system out if a network mount
> of /usr fails).
> BTW, if  /opt is for 3rd party stuff (as in the LSB), then I always read
> "3rd party" to mean "not a part of the base system," as in, my
> distribuition should keep /opt clean for me to put things in. So, if my
> distribution includes KDE it should not go into /opt. Of course, if I
> compile it myself, /opt seems the right place.

    /usr came into being long before KDE ever existed, and well, KDE is much 
larger than Unix was when /usr was created.  It really doesn't apply cleanly 

George Staikos
KDE Developer
Staikos Computing Services Inc.

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