Yet another failed KDE release?

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Thu Mar 28 09:28:41 GMT 2013

On Thursday, 2013-03-28, Duncan wrote:
> dE . posted on Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:53:39 +0530 as excerpted:
> >> Yes, that's the same base kde2 config now running kde4.  Every once in
> >> awhile, especially after the 2.x to 3.x upgrade and later the 3.x to
> >> 4.x upgrade, a few months after the upgrade I go thru and check file
> >> times, moving files to a backup location if the mtimes haven't bumped
> >> since the update, to see if they get recreated and/or whether they're I
> >> lose any customizations.
> > 
> > Major releases, (1.x, 2.x, 3.x, 4.x), use different config directories.
> While 2.x -> 3.x was too long ago for me to remember, as shipped by kde,

I am pretty sure it has always been the same base directory.
There would simply be no gain in switching, but actually a lot of effort.

> 3.x and 4.x used the same config and data dirs, both system (share/config/
> and share/apps/, usually with installation variables set so it's /usr/
> share/config/ and /usr/share/apps/)  and user ~/.kde/share/config/ and
> ~/.kde/share/apps, with the $KDEHOME location if unset defaulting to
> ~/.kde), except that kde4 added the standard config and
> data dirs/vars for some things, but most existing apps still used the
> existing locations.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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