Bug#315662: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#315662: xfce4: upgrade lost some settings

Nick Lewycky Nick Lewycky <nicholas@mxc.ca>, 315662@bugs.debian.org
Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:42:26 -0400

Simon Huggins wrote:
> There is no real upgrade path I'm afraid and upstream does not provide a
> way to migrate settings.

Ok, I can't ask you to support upgrades much better than upstream does.
In turn, upstream should be abused (by which I mean, a bug filed) for
not providing such a mechanism.

> I don't think we can magically migrate all users' settings for them.

There's no magic involved. I know that some of my settings weren't lost,
and the ones that were are special cases. I'm not asking for a perfect
migration scheme, merely best effort.

> Which icon theme were you using before?

I'm pretty sure it was labelled GNOME. I set it years ago and never
looked at it again. I don't really remember.