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Month: February 2012

Re: Re: Re: [trinity-devel] KControl and the confusing mess it has become.

From: Martin Gräßlin <mgraesslin@...>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 21:00:10 +0100
On Sunday 05 February 2012 14:21:13 Calvin Morrison wrote:
> > May I ask why you tried KDE 4.0? Why don't you go with 4.8? Somewhen in
> > the
> > past the systemsettings maintainers spent a lot of time in improving the
> > layout. I am sure you could benefit from this work and not try to audit it
> > again. It's just an idea to save you some time.
> Sorry it was indeed 4.8. Which is quite nice by the way :) looking through
> KDE4 was just as much of a pain as Trinity. In comparison XFCE and GNOME
> offer less configuration so I had less of an issue there.
ok that makes more sense :-)

My recommendation would still be to stick as much as possible to 4.8 given 
that most users will go either from KDE to Trinity or the other way around. 
Also lots of work went into it and you can just save the time :-)

Of course not all settings will match given that Trinity ships obsoleted KCMs 
and KDE added new KCMs. But the general structure should work nevertheless.

As I read in another mail: don't try to reorganize the settings inside the 
KCMs. It is much work and some KCMs are really old (befor .ui files existed). 
I saw such a case listed for a KWin module where I know that it does not have 
ui files. That's the reason why the KCM is identical in KDE 4.x :-)

In case you want to work on the non ui files KCM, please upload the patches on :-)