Profiles for all KDE-applications

Marco Martin notmart at
Wed Mar 2 09:40:06 GMT 2011

On Sunday 27 February 2011, Jonathan Schmidt-Dominé wrote:
> Hi!
> > however, i don't think it's the right place for it
> > depends here why we want multiple configuration files.
> > to have things like a different set of bookmarks, a different set of file
> > open some mail folders hidden? that's something for activities, yes, but
> > not to be achieved by the means of different configuration files.
> Huh, why not? Different visible dockers, different snippets in Kate,
> different  activated plugins, different active Akonadi-ressources (not
> sure, if that is supported in the config-files) etc.
> For each profile it shoud be possible to configure which config-files to
> share and which config-files to recreate/clone, because you may want to
> share bookmarks but use different plugins etc. That would be nicer than --
> config and KDEHOME. And all that stuff could be handled by KConfig etc.,
> they would keep some preferences and they would use the normal config-file,
> create a new one, copy the old one or use a different one according to the
> preferences, maybe it could even ask the user, because it cannot know about
> all used config-files before startup (but that would probably involve
> binary incompatibility).

what about having two config file, a primary one that is the "real one" and a 
set of secondary ones that can be loaded and changed on the fly depending on 
activity change?

Marco Martin

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