[Kst] branches/work/kst/2.0.0-beta3/kst

Barth Netterfield netterfield at astro.utoronto.ca
Thu Oct 1 18:58:03 CEST 2009

I think it is fine and required for the beta, since basically everyone will 
have both 1.x and 2.0beta installed.

Longer term, its hard to say.  While kst2 is not as cool (ie, short) a name as 
kst, basically any script that uses 'kst' will break using kst2.  The command 
line has changed.  The input files have changed... So renaming kst2 is 
probably not such a bad idea.

I think some distributions that want to install both a qt3 and qt4 version 
will give them different names eg app-qt3 and app-qt4, and then use 
/etc/alternatives links to choose which one is the default, which you get when 
running 'app'.  But I think this magic is done by the distribution.


On Thursday 01 October 2009 12:02:31 Matthew D Truch wrote:
> > SVN commit 1030093 by netterfield:
> >
> > Fix build system to allow simultaneous installation
> > of kst 1 and kst2.
> >   -proper use of library versioning
> >   -rename the kst 2 binary to 'kst2'
> Is this (rename to kst2) what we want?  Although it's really nice to
> have both versions simultaneously installed, it makes me worry that the
> "kst2" name will stick forever which doesn't seem right.

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