[kde-edu]: KGameTheme Question

Mauricio Piacentini piacentini at kde.org
Mon Aug 18 21:49:08 CEST 2008

cc'ing the lists for help:

David Capel wrote:
> Hi, I'm the GSoC student that is recreating Parley's practice (and using
> KGameTheme for its themes), if you don't remember.
> As I was finishing up, I decided it would be a good time to test the
> creation and handling of multiple themes. Everything went fine except that I
> can't get KGameThemeSelector to find my .desktop files.
> Here is my code for the invocation of it:
> void ParleyPracticeMainWindow::slotCreatePreferencesDialog()
> {
>     KConfigDialog *dialog = new KConfigDialog(this, "settings",
> Prefs::self());
>     dialog->addPage(new KGameThemeSelector(dialog, Prefs::self()),
> i18n("Theme"), "game_theme");
>     dialog->show();
> }
> You can find the rest of the code in SVN if you need it. Am I doing
> something horribly wrong? My code is almost identical to KBlocks's...
> The default for the KConfig setting is the default theme and it has worked
> all along (using KGameTheme), so the problem is not loading the themes once
> they are selected.
> When I traced through the code, I was it detecting my .desktop files, but it
> doesn't display them or keep them internally.

Hi, David. I had a look at the code and it looks fine, other than 
missing the correct icon for the theme. But I think the problem can be 
solved when we do the right thing and make the kdegameslib module for 
people that want to use code in libkdegames: I see that now you are 
copying some files from libkdegames to parley/kgametheme, and this is 
probably not a good strategy. Translators will have to translate the 
strings twice, for example, and bugfixes on one version will not make it 
into the other.
The first thing I would try is to use the shared version, by modifying 
the CMakeLists.txt and see if this fixes the problem. Does it?

Mauricio Piacentini

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