KDE4 Patch to allow testing/execution of uninstalled kparts/XMLGUI applications

Hans Meine hans_meine at gmx.net
Mon Aug 8 21:52:09 BST 2005


On Monday 08 August 2005 21:41, Friedrich W. H. Kossebau wrote:
> > I have a simple patch to KStandardDirs that will allow developers to test
> > and run KParts/XMLGUI applications without having to install them first.
> >
> > What I've done is to simply look for a '.krcdirs' file in the same
> > directory where the application is currently being executed.  This file
> > is a simple INI file like so:
> >
> > [KStandardDirs]
> > module = .libs
> > data = .
> With shell commands you have to explicitly state that you want to use the
> executable of the current directory. I think this security approach should
> also be taken here (think e.g. of the libs). Better add a parameter to
> state the explicit wish for the usage of the local settings. Adds some
> little burden, but so does "./", too. (no free lunch, isn't there ;)

Maybe I am blind, but what's the advantage compared to 
Is it just for convenience?
Is is much less work to setup such a file than a KDEDIR?
Is it worth the slight ugliness factor that cwd-approaches have under UNIX?

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