Where and how to download kvoctrain
Installation Since kvoctrain supports former KDE1.x as well as current KDE2.x, installation might become a bit complicated, depending very much on your system.
When running configure it will search some well known places for your libraries. From this search it will make a guess what target version to use for compilation. If the configure script decides to compile for KDE1.x/Qt1.x but you want to have KDE2.x/Qt2.X you must help it a bit and supply the directories where to find the correct libraries before running it.
This is done seting up two environment variables. On my machine with a bash this looks like this:
With this approach it is also possible to compile a KDE1.x version while using the KDE2 desktop for work if you you find the KDE2 application too unstable.
KDE 1 or KDE 2? Unlike most other applications which switched completely their sources from Qt1.x/KDE1.x to Qt2.x/KDE2.x I created hybrid sources which compile for both targets. There were two reasons doing so:
Compiling for KDE1 or KDE2 makes very little difference. If I had not told you about this issue you probably would never have noticed. Currently the KDE2 version only makes use of some nice new features like the recent files menu.
- I wanted to find out how to do this ;-)
- KDE2 uses much more resources, at least if you use it as your main desktop. Since I have an old Thinkpad with 33MHz/20MB which runs rather fine with KDE1 I still need the application for the older libraries.
Basically there is only one big advantage of kvoctrain for Qt2/KDE2: Unicode support.
With unicode it is possible to share vocabulary files without any problems since there is no limitation with 8bit character sets and related problems.