Proposal for KDE 4.0

Gary Greene greeneg at
Wed Aug 18 23:57:06 BST 2004

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On Wednesday 18 August 2004 05:29 pm, George Staikos wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 August 2004 17:34, Luís Pedro Coelho wrote:
> > >     /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 anymore.
> >
> > I'm sorry, I don't see what you mean.
> >
> > The problem that the hierarchy solved: separating things which can be
> > mounted from the network in different platforms from things which need to
> > be the same platform (binary platform, normally) from things which need
> > to be accessible is still there since these types of environments are
> > still widely used.
>   KDE is relatively a huge mess compared with traditional UNIX tools,
> which /usr was designed for.  It needs to be contained.

hmm, by this logic we should request the same from GNOME or hell, how about 
XFCE? The sane reason for keeping with /usr as the "default" prefix is for 
the very reasons listed earlier:
 * Common among other distributors
 * Shares easily amongst network systems
 * Users and Admins _know_ where to find things

As it is, I'm all for seeing 3rd party vendors use the standard heirachy of a 
system instead of creating their own trees. I moved from Windows to get away 
from the insane FS layout, I don't want to see KDE or any project/product 
force irregular paths and resource locations to non-standard locations.

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