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Chapter 8. Application templates

The app_templates directory contains a number of application templates. An “application template” is just a collection of files in a directory structure that should be copied and used as starting point when developing a new application. An application template typically contains default documentation files, icons, source file and setup.py file which can later be modified.

Every application template has a number of files in common. They are described below.

AUTHORS

Lists the authors of this software.

ChangeLog

An itemised log or list of changes to the software.

COPYING

A copy of the GNU GPL, explaining the terms under which this software may be distributed. This file does not need to be changed.

INSTALL

Instructions for installing the software.

MANIFEST.in

NEWS

News about what is new in the current version of this software.

README

Important instructions and information that the user should read first.

setup.py

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TODO

List of features and work that may be available in a future version of the software.

po/

This directory is initially empty. It is used for .pot and .po translation files.

doc/

This directory is initially empty. It is used for holding the directores for the different langauge version of the manual.

doc/en

This directory for the english version of the manual.

doc/en/index.docbook

The english manual in docbook format. The default is a template which can then be filled in.

src

This directory containing the source code for the software. The default contents of this directory depends on the particular application template.

Simple KDE utility template

The kdeutility application template is a simple utility that uses an interface designed in Qt-Designer. It doesn't have a menubar or toolbar.

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