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Re: [trinity-devel] Running Trinity, KDE 4, and KDE 3 Concurrently

From: /dev/ammo42 <mickeytintincolle@...>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 21:59:26 +0100
Le Tue, 6 Dec 2011 12:50:07 -0800 (PST),
Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> a écrit :

> > A check list of cautions will help people run both in order
> > to use that baseline for testing.
> > 
> > Currently I am dual booting KDE3 and TDE with mirror
> > partitions of my base Slackware 13.1. Dual booting is, um,
> > annoying. I have a couple of user accounts dedicated to
> > testing. Installing TDE on my primary system would allow me
> > to test under the exact same conditions without rebooting. I
> > have a virtual machine with TDE installed, but I can't test
> > everything there --- such as the video issues I discovered
> > with the proprietary Nvidia drivers.
> > 
> > I need to run both with reasonable safety. Hence my desire
> > to encourage some conversation about the topic.
> 
> Let me throw a question out to you coders:
> 
> Installing TDE alongside KDE should not be a problem with both using
> different a $PREFIX.
> 
> Will running both concurrently cause conflicts because the various
> app names and libraries use the same name?
> 
> That is, will be able to run one user account in KDE3 and another in
> TDE? Or will all accounts need to exit the desktop before running the
> other desktop? Or will be there no conflict because each environment
> is linked to different locations.
I didn't do it with KDE3/Trinity but with KDE4/Trinity I can run a
regular KDE4 session, and a Trinity session as another user either in
another X server or in Xnest; but I can't run both KDE3 and KDE4 as the
same user on different X servers. There is no $PATH conflict since
Trinity automatically adds $PREFIX/bin in top of the $PATH.
But with KDE3/Trinity ld.so may get confused if Tim didn't make the
necessary internal version number upgrades (and it seems libkdecore is
still at 4.2.0 so it's a bad sign… with KDE 4.5 libkdecore is at
version 5.5.0).
> 
> Having all accounts exit is a tad better than rebooting, but only a
> tad. :)
> 
> Opinions?
> 
> Darrell
> 
> 
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