[kde-edu]: STEP inertia change

Aditya C.S aditya.gnu at gmail.com
Thu May 27 17:25:22 CEST 2010

Hey Burkhard, ok i will write the text for
kdeedu/doc/step/examples.docbook. One request, when you commit those texts
can you please put my name also?
On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Burkhard Lück <lueck at hube-lueck.de> wrote:

> Am Donnerstag, 27. Mai 2010, um 05:14:35 schrieb Aditya C.S:
> > The experiments won't break. I have tested it. But if there is any .step
> > files other than the files i have fixed, please send those files to me. I
> > will fix those also. According to my knowledge there is no other files,
> if
> > suppose it's there send it to me i will fix that aslo
> >
> I know that experiments in kde >= 4.5 won't break, that is solved in your
> patch.
> But with the patched step from 4.5 you can't use any step file written with
> an
> older step, that is the problem.
> All step users can't work with the new step on their old experiments
> anymore,
> opening a step file from kde < 4.5 the get the error message "Item \"%1\"
> has
> no stored property named \"%2\"".
> Even if I'd like to see this patch getting committed (because nearly all
> translation of inertia are wrong), the backwards compatibility has to be
> solved somehow:
> * Either implement versioning of .step files or
> * Give our users some help how to adapt their old step files (improve the
> error
> message and explain how to fix this issue, add that to the handbook
> documentation, provide a script to update the step files by changing
> inertia to
> rotationalInertia ...)
> Btw, the step handbook has an empty chapter
> kdeedu/doc/step/examples.docbook.
> It would be great to improve that by describing the examples shipped with
> step.
> You dont need to write docbook for that, just send plain text and I'll
> markup
> it and add it to the docbook.
> --
> Burkhard Lück
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