[KDE/Mac] Fixes for Filelight utility and LSkat game

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Sat May 10 08:54:19 UTC 2014

Hi Ian,

On 10 May 2014, at 04:56 , Ian Wadham <iandw.au at gmail.com> wrote:
> But this is where "secret KDE business" comes in.  I can set $KDEHOME
> automatically in each of my testing environments and that is where my
> config and personal data will go.
Hmm, ok, good.

Well I am not knowledgable enough regarding the inner workings of KDE,
but I could imagine that it is perhaps not so easy to run one distinct version
of the environment as a specific user.
Imagine you’re logged on as one user an account which makes use of the
current MacPorts-standard KDE 4.12.4. You call e.g. palapeli, work your
a puzzle and decide you want to go for a KDE 4.13.1 test build:
	Wouldn’t you have to make sure now that all the daemons and apps
started by “KDE 4.12.4 secret business are shut down before even starting
palapeli 4.13.1 to be really isolated? Well, if you’re saying that both versions
are binary compatible it might be nice, but it is not safe enough to be sure,

Though I understand that it is possible to use something like this
$ KDEHOME=/Users/ian/src-kde/home/b1 /Users/ian/src-kde/builds/b1/bin/palapeli
to prepare a dedicated home for possible version specific user data.

In the end, it seems to me, that it might be necessary to even have a dedicated
local user account for each KDE version under test.


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