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Month: July 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] bug (kmenu->Settings->Control Center) doesn't work

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:32:10 -0500
On 07/17/2012 08:03 PM, Darrell Anderson wrote:
>> I see a potential snag. Your 3.5.12 profile directory is
>> named $HOME/.kdemod3. I believe Arch had started KDE3 mod
>> before Trinity started. The migratekde3 script does not look
>> for that specific name because I never knew about that name,
>> but I'll update the script. I think a 3.5.12 profile is
>> essentially a KDE3 profile. If true then I'll do some
>> testing here copying a $HOME/.kde3 profile to $HOME/.trinity
>> and see what breaks.
>> I always ran the migratekde3 script and you probably never
>> have. I'm wondering what happens when you run the
>> migratekde3 script against your 3.5.12 profile. Perhaps that
>> fixes a lot, some of which the r14-xdg-update script does
>> not touch. If you want to test the migratekde3 script you
>> can temporarily edit the script to look for $HOME/.kdemod3
>> rather than $HOME/.kde3.
> David,
> I pushed a patch to update the migratekde3 script to include $HOME/.kdemod3 as a KDE3 profile directory. You don't need to rebuild tdebase. Just 'git pull' tdebase and then copy the file from the sources to $PREFIX/bin/.
> Because no renaming changes occurred until 3.5.13 and thereafter, I am treating 3.5.12 profile directories as essentially KDE3 profiles. Therefore you might want to test the migratekde3 script against your $HOME/.kdemod3 profile. The script will create a $HOME/.trinity profile along with appropriate scrubbing. The r14-xdg-update script is run once from within starttde and performs a different set of scrubbing.
> Make sure your kdeglobals does not contain an [R14 XDG Updates] key group or r14-xdg-update won't run when you start TDE.
> If the migratekde3 script helps you, then we will need to figure out how to automate running migratekde3 against pre 3.5.13 profiles. The challenge is the script is not designed to run against an existing Trinity profile. I started to look into that and things got messy.
> Darrell

Ah, that explains a lot. I'll give it a try and report back. The migratekde3 
script should be _optional_ for the user to run. Lots of times I DO NOT WANT 
the old .kde settings migrated and just want to start with a clean slate. This 
is one area where I don't want magic scripts outthinking the user. We should 
provide NOTICE of the migratekde3 script but let the user CHOOSE whether to 
run it :)

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.