Idea for KDE Project

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Tue Jun 3 13:21:49 BST 2003

On Thursday 29 May 2003 15:24, Andrew Wendt wrote:
> Something I have wondered though... Don't most programs store the
> --prefix they were ./configure'd with? Why can't KDE programs do this?
> They could search their prefix directory, and then the main KDE
> directory, and that's it.

I think they do, at least you don't have to specify the main KDE 

> Then I would not have to mess with KDEDIRS, and also one KDE app
> wouldn't be searching for its files in the directories of all my other
> unrelated KDE apps.

The application does not search itself, it lets some part of KDE libs do 
the locating of files.
This ensures same behaviour for all applications and all data types.

Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Developer at the Kmud Project
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