Running kde4 applications in the kde3 desktop

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Tue Mar 28 09:31:03 BST 2006

Waldo Bastian wrote:
>> This seems like a lot of trouble to me.
>Consider it a challenge

I don't know about the benefits, but I think there's potential for big 

Take, for instance, the icon theme spec. It says packages are supposed 
to 'touch' the root dir after installation to let the caching system 
(like ksycoca) know they have updated the contents. This way, the caching 
system doesn't have to watch all directories or constantly poll. All it 
has to do is watch one single directory.

Simple, effective, right?

It would be so if the packages actually did follow the spec. I remember 
discussions on the xdg mailing list about changing the spec so that 
current broken packages would become valid...

So, in the end, I fear that per-prefix shared caches are asking for 
trouble. We'd be asking each and every installed package to either touch 
a sentinel file/directory, or we'd be constantly polling...

Or we'd be constantly polling anyways, since we don't seem to be able to 
rely on packages being created correctly.
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