Hi,

I think we should use whatever the upstream choose as default, so users will
not get confused by the (possible) difference between upstream documentation
and the Debian settings.

A debconf preconfigure dialog with an explanation of the change and that
more information can be found in the Debian.Readme would be a good thing
IMHO.

Bye!

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 5:56 AM, Armin Berres <ar...@space-based.de> wrote:

> I meant Squeeze and not Lenny for sure.
>
> On Tuesday 03 February 2009 22:53:42 Armin Berres wrote:
> > Hi all!
> >
> > As you all know Lenny is near, which also means that our 4.2 packages
> will
> > enter Unstable in the very near future. Until today, we still have not
> > decided how to handle KDEHOME.
> > The current situation is, that KDE 3 applications use ~/.kde and KDE 4
> > applications use ~/.kde4. The problem with this approach is, that no
> > data/settings are automatically converted to be used by KDE 4.
> >
> > The question is now: should we
> > a) continue to use ~/.kde4 for KDE 4 applications
> > b) use ~/.kde for KDE 4 applications.
> >
> > The problem with a) is, that as mentioned no data is is moved to KDE 4.
> The
> > problem with b) is, that we don't know for sure, if all upgrade scripts
> > work and users don't loose critical data. Apart from that users already
> > using KDE 4 won't find their settings copied.
> > (Add here more pros and cons for either option.)
> >
> > To overcome this, we had the following idea in IRC: Provide a little Qt
> > application which starts at the first KDE 4 start and allows the users to
> > copy their KDEHOMEs around.
> > In case we would use ~/.kde for KDE 4 the script could offer to create a
> > backup in ~/.kde3 so lost data can be reverted if anything goes wrong.
> > If we continue to use ~/.kde4 the application could offer to copy ~/.kde
> to
> > ~/.kde4.
> > Non-KDE users are a bit lost here, we could document what to copy where.
> >
> > So, which options do you see? What would you prefer?
> > Don't forget that we have to decide/code all this before we upload
> kde4libs
> > to unstable.
> >
> > Greetings,
> > Armin
>
>
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