On Tue, 11 Jan 2005, Eric Laffoon wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 January 2005 10:55 am, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > 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:
> I love that you still think people are reading the README files, especially
> give that most users are loading a binary package. It looks like these are
> the first place to look for FAQ material.
Thanks Eric, since I have quanta (not kdewebdev) on an old Suse (9.0)
system I don't have the kdewebdev/README until I've installed kdewebdev
which I can't install because I don't have the README which ....
I am an avid reader of README's but not if I haven't got them.
> > Kommander: a GUI script builder and executor tool. Needed for some
> > Quanta functionality.
> > KFileReplace: powerful search and replace in multiple files
> > KXSLDbg: XSL debugger
> > KImageMapEditor: image map editor
> > KLinkStatus: link validity checker
> > > but:
> > >
> > > Cervisia?
> > 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.
> > > Qt?
> > 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...
> Wow, and I thought you were the reasonable one and I was the wild man. ;-)
> I think libc is a little more transparent to the desktop than Qt. A brief
> sentence or two one what Qt and KDE are could be quite useful to a lot of
> windoze newbies.
And not so newbies. We don't all live in the development world and mostly
have no need to know what Qt is; it seems to be a lot more obscure to me
than libc or the Kernel. Perhaps we don't need to know what it is but if
so should a FAQ not say that? I was trying to be helpful in pointing out
the types of things that people don't understand or are confused by. I
cannot afford to break my system by rushing headlong into some sort of
update about which I have a poor understanding, and I'm sure there are
many others like me.
> > > 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.
So this is information that should be in a FAQ or HowTo.
> > > 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.
To which I'd attempted to contribute.
Dr. R.J. Hobson Tel: +44 (0)118 378-6375
School of Chemistry Fax: +44 (0)118 378-6331
University of Reading http://www.chem.rdg.ac.uk
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