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Re: [trinity-devel] Proposed starttde patch

From: /dev/ammo42 <mickeytintincolle@...>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:16:29 +0100
On Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:59:08 -0500
Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...> wrote:

> On 27 February 2012 10:44, David C. Rankin
> <drankinatty@...>wrote:
> 
> > On 02/27/2012 09:11 AM, Aleksey Midenkov wrote:
> > > I suppose, it's not that so. From development p.o.v. you are
> > > forcing yourself to constantly sync different projects. From user
> > > p.o.v. he is forced to install all packages 'tde-tdesymlinks'
> > > depends on. Better is to develop common measure for packaging and
> > > inform user once (remembering his choice).
> >
> > I agree. You would need to base the package of symlinks on the
> > user's install
> > preference. Couldn't you use $TDEDIR to obtain the install location
> > and then set
> > the symlinks based on that?
> >
> > --
> > David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
> >
> 
> Here is a solution.
> 
> Don't offer symlinks. Force users to memorize very minor changes in a
> few differnet programs. If their scripts don't work - it will be
> pretty obvious why. In our release announcement we will not what has
> changed.
> 
> One thing that bugs me about Trinity is the fear of any change
> whatsoever. Yes we want to continue the KDE3 tradition, no we are not
> exactly kde3. If we make changes, users will have to adjust.
> 
> It is better to force them to learn the new names then down the road
> having more nasty issues with symlinks and packaging and a whole mess
> of crap that isn't a good idea.
I know I'm probably trolling, but I'm not sure making Trinity more
difficult to use than KDE SC 4 for former KDE 3 users is a good idea
either.
> 
> Calvin