Multiple DeskTops, HiColor theme, standardized icon names, & menu icons

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Thu Jun 29 01:07:31 EEST 2006

Thiago Macieira wrote:
> James Richard Tyrer wrote:
>> That doesn't really explain the choice of names for:
>> 	share/apps/
>> 	share/config/
>> which are KDE specific but don't include 'kde' in the name.
> Those are straightforward: application-specific files and configuration 
> files.
> Why should they be prefixed with "kde" if the next entry will contain the 
> application name? E.g., apps/konqueror, config/kmailrc.

This isn't really relevant to the question of giving them a unique name 
in the 'share' directory.  We need to presume that users will install 
more than one DeskTop with the same prefix (or other wise be using a 
common 'share' for the DATADIR of all apps [I use links but the result 
is the same]).  If we don't do this, we are going to have more than one: 
"$PREFIX/share/config" directory installed and that doesn't look like a 
good idea to me.

The subdirectory 'config' could simply be called 'kde-3'.  I suggest 
this because I already have a subdirectory named 'gnome' and one named 
'gnome-2.0'.  Other DeskTops that needed a subdirectory of 'share' for 
configuration information could also add one: <desktop>-<major_version>" 
and there would be no conflict.


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