Running kde4 applications in the kde3 desktop

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Sat Mar 25 16:49:36 GMT 2006

On Saturday 25 March 2006 06:37, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> So we're overwriting the sycoca database with a new and probably
> incompatible version. It's the same issue you face every time you upgrade
> KDE: the sycoca database version changes. You mustn't downgrade KDE after
> you upgrade it.

this is, btw, one thing we get negative feedback over from some corporate 
users who end up working in multiple-versions-of-kde environments. if we can 
make this better in kde4, such as versioning the version-specific files, it 
would make a number of people much happier IME.

not an easy issue in any case as it also involves app config files...

Aaron J. Seigo
GPG Fingerprint: 8B8B 2209 0C6F 7C47 B1EA  EE75 D6B7 2EB1 A7F1 DB43

Full time KDE developer sponsored by Trolltech (
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <>

More information about the kde-core-devel mailing list