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Re: F8devel - user configuration storage locations



On Thu, 14 Jun 2007 07:10:39 +1000, David Timms scripst:
> I think this should be tidied up by creating a single directory at the
> users home folder to store all setting/configs that apps make. - The
> folder should not be hidden.
> - It should have a default text file indicating that it contains hidden
> files that store settings for installed applications. - It should be
> well named: configuration | config | application_config ? - All packages
> to use this folder
> 
> I see some problems:
> - breaks FHStandard ?
> - every app would need to have a one time adjustment and package rebuilt
> ?
> 
> Some advantages:
> - not mixing user data folders and application config in the same top
> level {user home} folder.
> - less files to read / show / search when apps ask for the home dir file
> list
> - easily move/copy all user configs to backup or a different machine

Ehm, before suggesting something, it would be wise to make a little 
research. Maybe you would find http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-
spec/latest/ and related other standards on http://www.freedesktop.org/
wiki/Specifications/ .

Matej


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