Proposal for KDE 4.0

Stefan Taferner taferner at
Thu Aug 19 07:44:53 BST 2004

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Am Donnerstag, 19. August 2004 00:07 schrieb Pierre Habouzit:
> >   KDE is relatively a huge mess compared with traditional UNIX tools,
> > which /usr was designed for.  It needs to be contained.
> I disagree, in debian, kde live in /usr, and all works perfectly
> smooth ...
> In my school, the machines share their /usr/share on nfs volumes , and we
> have kde on it. So the sharing problem is not pointless at all

The variant I would prefer is:  have the "main" KDE installation sit
in /usr  (/usr/bin, /usr/lib, /usr/share). This has the benefit that the KDE
applications just behave like all other applications and users do not
have to bother.

For the case that distributions ship an older KDE version extra (e.g.
some app that is not ported to KDE4 yet): have the libraries installed
in /usr/lib/kde3, and all other files of those applications 
in /usr/bin, /usr/share, etc.

If the user chooses to have extra KDE versions, he might install
them in any place, e.g. /opt/kde3 then.

I think its quite important to stay uniform with FHS here. Otherwise
users have to know if an application is KDE or not if they search
files of that application (.desktop, help files, icons, etc).

Kind regards,

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