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Month: January 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Clarification announcement!

From: Greg Madden <gomadtroll@...>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 07:54:26 -0900

On Wednesday 26 January 2011 07:40:31 am Greg Madden wrote:
> On Wednesday 26 January 2011 02:00:48 am Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> > On 1/25/11, Robert Xu <robxu9@...> wrote:
> > > TQt - the brains behind Trinity, using Qt3 and (soon) Qt4 to render
> > > our Desktop Environment.
> > > If any app wanted to, they could start using TQt and then not worry
> > > about Qt3 -> Qt4 -> Qt5 changes.
> >
> > Interresting. How do one start TQt?
> >
> > > You have to run a separate script to launch Trinity apps? I have never
> > > had to.
> >
> > Well, at the moment I run Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat with Trinity
> > installed  _but_ a Gnome/AWN Desktop (actually I recently moved to
> > Ubuntu because Mepis was going KDE 4, and I at first did not trust
> > "K"ubuntu, then for the moment stayed there) I do have a test install
> > of Debian lenny + Trinity, but Debian tends to be a little old in
> > stable.
> >
> > So, if I try to start a KDE3 (sorry, Trinity :) app I get "the program
> > is not installed". Following some info I start my apps with scripts
> > like:
> >
> > #!/bin/bash
> > PATH=/opt/kde3/bin:/opt/kde3/games:/opt/kde3/bin:$PATH
> > KDEDIRS=/usr/:/opt/kde3/ KDEHOME=$HOME/.kde3
> > XDG_DATA_DIRS=/opt/kde3/share/:/usr/share/ MANPATH=/opt/kde3/share/man
> > kalzium
> >
> > I imagine I should be able to setup these paths somewhere, but did not
> > have time to look where until now.
> i used the 'export' command to set up the environment to run Trinity.
> The Trinity website used to have instructions on how to do this. The web
> site has grown, can't find it now.
> If you run the Trinity DE you don't need to do this, if you run another WM
> or DE you do.

Oops, found my changes, edit your .bashrc, add the export lines there.

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/trinity/bin
export KDEDIRS=/opt/trinity/
export KDEHOME=/home/pabi/.trinity
export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/opt/trinity/share/:/usr/share/
export MANPATH=/opt/trinity/share/man:/usr/share/man

I believe this is only neccessary if you run  another WM or DE. I was using 
Windowmaker as my WM and using kdepim. The upgrade from  Debian Lenny to Squeeze 
changed this. 

Caveat, Trinity runs best using the Trinity desktop. I gave up a long time use of 
Windowmaker because of little niggly issues trying to have Trinity apps work in 
Windowmaker as well as kde3 did before. 

I am a newbie to to KDE desktop, but have gotten used to it, it is overwhelming 
with the number of options. I could spend all my time fiddling with the DE, no 
need to actually do any work ;-)