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Month: August 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Renaming sound files?

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:56:07 -0500
On 08/12/2012 02:19 PM, Darrell Anderson wrote:
> Many sound files are named with a KDE_* prefix. Everything works as is and
> there is no requirement to rename the files. Yet in the spirit of renaming
> for branding purposes, should we rename those files to TDE_*?

I say why?. The sound files are the KDE_xxx sound files. If we collect new ones
for inclusion in TDE, then we make the new ones TDE_xxx sound files. I just
don't see the need to rename the sound files unless we are preparing for a
/usr/share/sound install (bad idea). I don't like injecting change where none is

I see it as:

(1) kde4 conflict or 'user-visible' or 'breaks backward compatibility' -> change
to tde;

(2) otherwise -> no need to change

unneeded change always seems to bite us later.

> There are two packages that contain the files: tdebase and tdeartwork.
> Renaming and updating the respective make files is straightforward, as is
> updating 11 default eventsrc config files in other packages in the source
> tree.
> A remaining challenge is updating existing user profile eventsrc config files
> to use the renamed files because existing eventsrc config files will be
> referencing sound files with the KDE_* prefix, which no longer would exist.
> Currently we have no mechanism to update profile eventsrc files. We can write
> a new shell script to perform the updates. The new script would be called by
> the migratekde3 and called once from within starttde, like the r14-xdg-update
> script. Or embed the updates in the migratekde3 and r14-xdg-update scripts.
> The renaming would be R14 only and not expected to be backwards compatible
> with 3.5.13 sru.


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