[kde-edu]: Packaging issues

Anne-Marie Mahfouf annemarie.mahfouf at free.fr
Sun Nov 2 16:08:04 CET 2008

Hi people,

I am submitting this to the mailing list as I cannot sort it out myself and it 
regards kvtml and maybe other distributions as well.

In KDE 4, we wanted to share more of the .kvtml files and thus we install 
those .kvtml files in $KDEDIR/share/kvtml instead of $KDEDIR/share/khangman 
or $KDEDIR/share/kanagram. Thus all programs using KVTML format can use all 
the available files.

But some distributions (debian based) then did not package KHangMan data with 
KHangMan, they packaged it with KAnagram (as Kanagram data also installs in 
$KDEDIR/share/kvtml). KHangMan crashes when there is no data as it is 
designed to start with a word to guess.

So I'd like to see here what should be done to ensure we have a minimum set of 
data shipped with those apps. Every application should be shipped with the 
data that is in the KDE svn application folder, thsi is how we designed it.
If it is not possible, should KHangMan be redesigned to accomodate no data? 
Should we keep this /share/kvtml folder?

Should we add more information for distributions? Where? What form?


PS: I am CCing Suse and Mandriva to see if they have the same problem. 

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