Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 09:58 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This shouldn't come as a huge surprise. Jonathan Riddell, lead developer of the Kubuntu project and the only person paid by Canonical to work on the KDE variant of the popular distribution, has announced that after the 12.04 release, Canonical will no longer be funding him, effectively putting Kubuntu on the same level as other Ubuntu variants like Xubuntu.
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RE[3]: No surprise
by Soulbender on Thu 9th Feb 2012 12:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: No surprise"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

3. Oh yeah? Show me the KDE equivalent of GConf!


Thankfully KDE does not have GConf or anything like it (binary config files? seriously? Are we back in 1990 and I'm using DOS?).
There's an API for config files and all the config files are plain text.

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RE[4]: No surprise
by Hiev on Thu 9th Feb 2012 14:33 in reply to "RE[3]: No surprise"
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Well, I have something to say about they choice to use text based files as configuration, is not that is bad, it is that their choice was to use some type of malformed kind of .ini files.

Edited 2012-02-09 14:35 UTC

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RE[5]: No surprise
by Soulbender on Fri 10th Feb 2012 03:56 in reply to "RE[4]: No surprise"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Malformed? How so?

$ head -n 3 .kde/share/config/kmixrc
[Global]
AllowDocking=true
AutoUseMultimediaKeys=true

Looks pretty normal to me.

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