[draft] Policy: resource files (was: kdelibs 3/4 conflicts, plan)

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Sun Aug 5 09:23:46 BST 2007

On Saturday 04 August 2007, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> I didn't say so, but this is a Request For Comments.

personally, i'd prefer s,Highlander,Unique,g just because it's a bit more 
obvious and doesn't rely on a cultural reference =)

besides that, i'm not sure it's good that there are "or"s in there, e.g.:

    config file:        config/katepartrc       [shared configurations]
                        config/katepart4rc  or  [specific configurations]
    part-specific dir:  share/apps/katepart4  or

imho, we should specify which is The Way to do it, otherwise we'll get some 
apps going one direction and other apps another, or if everyone does do it 
the same way then the spec won't actually accurately reflect reality (just 

personally, i like the config/kde4/ and share/apps/kde4 approach as it follows 
what we've already done elsewhere (e.g. services/kde4) and makes it pretty 
clear where things go.

the difference between shared and specific configurations: is it reasonable to 
expect this to work reliably? it would require app developers ensuring a 
level of compatibility between $TRUNK_VERSION and $OLD_STABLE_VERSION in the 
shared config, which i'm not sure is realistic.

what are the use cases for shared config between a kde3 and a kde4 app? and 
would this require kde4 apps to then carry around 2 KConfig objects, 
remembering which to read from?

Aaron J. Seigo
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