[Mageia-discuss] KDE compatibility issue
Juergen.Harms at unige.ch
Wed Nov 16 19:12:17 CET 2011
On 11/16/2011 05:41 PM, Barry Jackson wrote:
> sharing your thoughts and confirming that I am working along the right
Do "right lines" exist in linux? there are so many ways of making things
work and having fun - but, I, agree are there lots of "wrong lines" that
dont work. (-
> it is only ~/.kde4 that is causing issues currently .... any ideas?
I am with you: that is where I spend most of my time after an install. I
had scripts that worked on kde configuration files, but they have a
tendency to get complex, and kde changes its internal specifications
nearly as rapidly as it takes to make these scripts run smoothly.
I ended up with a hybrid solution: after an install, I copy some
template files and directories into my home directory - copying is
better than linking: independance and co-existance of varying kde
versions. I do the copying from a console, or another users desktop to
avoid potential conflicts that might arise while kde is running on my
home directory - that was an issue in the past, dont know if it still
is. This way of doing is not only a substantial gain of the time needed
for customisation, but also avoids making errors due to handling
mistakes. These are the files and directories I copy:
1. .local/share/applications and <dito>/desktop-directories: that
creates desktop items and their hierarchy
2. .config/menus/applications-kmenuedit.menu from a template: that
defines the desktop menu and ties desktop items into the menus
3. .kde4/share/apps/konsole: I have profiles for several - differently
coloured konsoles (distinguish root, applications, info konsole windows)
4. .kde4/share/apps/konqueror (I do not use this any more, but it allows
to have customized fancy konqueror profiles).
I found that these four are very stable, I do not remember ever having
had problems with this approach (I have become sloppy and sometimes copy
the entire .config and .local directory, works well also). May sound
fancy, but I like to have a very customized desktop menu.
But in the end, I continue to manually configure all the remaining
features of my desktop, painfully and step by step.
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