Is there a way to get a kde3 color scheme into kde4?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Fri Jul 17 06:37:36 BST 2009

Matthew Woehlke wrote:
> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>>> This is no more a "design error" than not being able to get full quality 
>>> from resampling a 22kHz sound to 44kHz.
>> I fail to see what re sampling has to do with backward compatibility.
> KDE3 = 22 kHz
> KDE4 = needs "true" 44 kHz to function properly
>> Failure to consider backward compatibility is, by definition, a design 
>> error.
> See what Lydia wrote. KDE3 color schemes lack the information to make a 
> fully capable KDE4 color scheme (because KDE4 has many more color 
> roles). If being able to use KDE3 schemes with full fidelity had been a 
> design requirement, we wouldn't be able to move forward.
It appears that you missed the point of my previous posting and/or 
simply do not understand what I am talking about.  This is not about the 
fact that KDE4 has more color roles.  If KDE4 had taken the schema for 
the KDE3 color schemes and _only_ added additional color roles (making 
KDE3 color schemes a proper subset of KDE4 color schemes), they we would 
have backward compatibility and we could have still moved forward.  That 
is what backward compatibility is about -- moving forward in an orderly 
way by making the new a proper superset of the old.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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