Compatibility between KDE 3 and KDE 4

Martijn Klingens klingens at
Tue Jun 7 21:44:50 BST 2005

On Tuesday 07 June 2005 20:10, Michael Pyne wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 June 2005 08:02 am, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > Martijn Klingens wrote:
> > >I was referring to /etc/kde-user-profile/martijn/share/config/kmailrc4
> > > vs /etc/kde-user-profile/kde4-martijn/share/config/kmailrc vs
> > >/etc/kde-user-profile-4/martijn/share/config/kmailrc vs something else
> > >even. Here there are options to both suffix the files and the dirs.
> >
> > Hmm... no opinion on that. Can anyone show a valid technical reason to
> > choose one over the other?
> Well none of these can be read by KDE 3 apps,

That was the whole idea, so that's good ;-)

Read back in the thread where this part comes from:

>>* Kiosk profiles are governed through /etc/kde3rc under SuSE, but not
>> for a vanilla KDE, where it is just /etc/kderc. The profiles themselves
>> default to /etc/kde-profile and /etc/kde-user-profile. Potential
>> problems arise in overlapping config files (kdeglobals for KDE 3 and
>> 4), so KDE 4 will need a more future-proof naming scheme.
> Just add the "4" to the name, if the layout of those files is not
> compatible with the KDE3 apps.

For clarity, the name of the containing folder or the actual filename? In
the latter case e.g. kdeglobals would become kde4globals in $KDEHOME as
well. (Hmm, might not be a bad idea...)


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