kubuntu-settings restructuring

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Fri Nov 2 17:43:33 UTC 2012

Harald Sitter <apachelogger at ubuntu.com> wrote:

>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
>this however is somewhat unfavorable IMHO as you then get unrelated
>everywhere, plus if the need to add artwork to any of those arises it
>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
>other settings cascade on top of it. this in particular allows for a
>tiny base package and faster cascading for active (fewer existing files
>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)

Ahoy Harold!

I agree about kubuntu-settings-foo.

At first I didn't like -base, but after some consideration, I believe that is better.

Someone should also review what we have in terms of content to see what can be gotten rid of.

Scott K

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