kubuntu-settings restructuring

Harald Sitter apachelogger at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 1 17:38:32 UTC 2012

a while ago I briefly discussed merging our settings packages into one
source, which currently looks like this:


now the question is how to structure the binary....

yofel argued that perhaps we should have only one kubuntu-settings binary,
this however is somewhat unfavorable IMHO as you then get unrelated plunder
everywhere, plus if the need to add artwork to any of those arises it would
be introduced on all platforms even if not needed.

for me the best layout would be:
* kubuntu-settings-base
* kubuntu-settings-desktop
  - depends on settings-base
  - contains desktop and netbook overlays ontop of base
* kubuntu-settings-active & kubuntu-settings-low-fat
  - depend on settings-base

base then holds all the common stuff (font settings for example) and all
other settings cascade on top of it. this in particular allows for a very
tiny base package and faster cascading for active (fewer existing files to
check for settings = faster)

another option would be to continue using desktop as base and have
everything cascade ontop of that


also, kubuntu-settings-foo or kubuntu-foo-settings (I personally find
former more accessible from an auto-complete perspective)

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