On Tuesday 11 January 2005 20:34, Rick Hobson wrote:
> As someone who struggles with some of this I find the various
> dependencies difficult to get a handle on and also the various names
> that keep cropping up. OK, I've got the hang of Kate, Quanta and
> kdewebdev (I think although I'm not absolutely sure what it contains)
I think it's pretty clear if you look at the package, especially that
kdewebdev/README has the following lines:
Kommander: a GUI script builder and executor tool. Needed for some
KFileReplace: powerful search and replace in multiple files
KXSLDbg: XSL debugger
KImageMapEditor: image map editor
KLinkStatus: link validity checker
About requirements, dependencies, read kdewebdev/PACKAGING.
And I extended Quanta now so on startup will warn you about all the
missing (possible) extensions telling you also what they are used for.
Cervisia is needed for the CVS operations.
Hm, explaining what kdelibs and qt is is something is not Quanta
specific at all, but we can do it. ;-) But maybe we need to explain
what is libc and the kernel then...
> I'm sure there are others.
> Does an update of kdewebdev update all I need?
It depends what do you need. It will not update Cervisia, nor Kompare,
but will update all the applications that are in kdewebdev (logically).
> Does KDE need updating at the same time? (presumably).
Depends. Usually Quanta is compatible with the previous version of KDE,
so Quanta 3.3 runs on KDE 3.2 as well, but does not run on 3.1. Now
with 3.4 the situation is a little bit different as, altough untested,
I see no reason why Quanta 3.4 wouldn't run on KDE 3.2.
> This list of FAQs could be pretty long.
Well, let's gather the questions and we will filter out what is
important and frequently asked.
> What I would love is a detailed HowTo which took me though the steps
> needed to update/install kdewebdev with information about
> dependencies and details (or links) on how to update those packages
> and libraries.
All we can give is information about how to do this from source. I think
we need such a section on the new site, be it in the FAQ or in a HOWTO.
So I propose: you (users) write the questions and what do you think
would be useful, we (the developers) will try to answer them and create
> Not much to ask :-).
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