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Re: User directories integration - request for help

On Mon, 2007-03-19 at 11:45 +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 19, 2007 at 11:42:43AM +0100, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > 
> > That is absolutely fine. People have been disagreeing on this for over
> > five years. There are many many proposals that all work. However, we can
> > really only have one implementation. I picked the one I though was best,
> > given a balance of all the input. None is "right" in the optimal sense,
> > as all proposals have issues. I think having something actually
> > implemented and used is better than discussing for another five years,
> > even if some people think that another approach would be better (that
> > would be true whatever approach we picked after all).
> But why chose the solution that upsets those who want to keep control
> over their home directories, and satisfy those who want automatic setup of 
> directories in user dirs?

Its because the user who wants to keep control of his homedirectory is
extremely likely to be an experienced user who can easily handle
customizing or removing these directories. However for an unexperienced
user for whom it would be useful to have some initial folder structure
it would be unlikely that they even found the feature if it had to be
enabled manually.

One thing i can't understand is how so many people who like to keep
control of their homedir are so attached to the english-on-disk model,
because in that model you can't ever set things up how you'd like them.
You're forced into a static hierarchy. At least my solution lets you set
things up how you want it.

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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