[Konsole-devel] konsole and configuration sync

Michael Blakeley mike+konsole at blakeley.com
Fri Jun 5 16:33:12 UTC 2009

I'm new to the list, so I apologize in advance for any breaches of 
etiquette. This will seem like a bug report at first, but I'm really 
asking a question about the SessionManager code.

For some time I've noticed that konsole in my environment would not 
remember any shortcuts assigned to profiles (most recently with 
4:4.2.85-0ubuntu1~jaunty1~ppa8, but also with earlier KDE4 builds). I 
can assign a shortcut via Settings > Manage Profiles, and it works for 
the duration of my session. But the next time I start a konsole session, 
the shortcut is gone. I don't have any problems with Settings > 
Configure Shortcuts, though. 
http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/index.php?topic=3104300.0 may also be 

Before reporting a bug, I wanted to characterize this issue more 
precisely. This led me to SessionManager::saveShortcuts() - I was trying 
to figure out where the changes should be written, so I could inspect 
the appropriate filesystem location. I'm less than expert in the KDE and 
Qt APIs, but the implementation I see at 
leads me to ask this question: shouldn't SessionManager::saveShortcuts() 
call shortcutGroup.sync() after it finishes writing the new entries?

The discussion at http://markmail.org/message/ow3xxvabgrebvnmi suggests 
that changes via writeEntry() will be lost unless sync() is also called. 
In fact I can't find a call to sync() anywhere in the konsole code 
(http://lxr.kde.org/search?filestring=apps%2Fkonsole&string=sync). That 
probably means I don't understand how the config APIs work, or perhaps 
I'm looking at the wrong code. Can anyone on the list offer some insight?

-- Mike

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