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Re: User directories integration - request for help

On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 07:56 -0400, Dimi Paun wrote:
> On Fri, March 16, 2007 05:05, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > At the moment the migration is kind of lame. We just create the new
> > folders and point to them, and the user will have to move stuff over
> > manually. Moving user data automatically is tricky and risky, but this
> > is quite lame.
> This is so lame that we'd be _much_ better off not showing it to the
> user -- I mean, most people can intuitively understand that once created,
> things will remain like that, but most will be quite pissed off (and rightly
> so) if we force them at login time to make a decision out of which one
> of the choices is totally broken.
> Maybe just create a "language changer" utility that the use explicitly
> invokes to do the switch, so that only folks that want to change the
> language of said dirs (and I'd expect them to be in the minority!) would
> have to deal with it. And being invoked as an explicit migration, it can
> also move the files as an explicit step that may involve the user for
> further clarifications.

There is already a lanugage changer. Just run "xdg-user-dirs-update
--force". Its what the login app do.

However, the dialog was added for the quite common case where you log in
english first, and then switch to your "real" locale. We could of course
disable this dialog, but then a lot of people would end up with english
directories because they didn't know how to invoke the "language
change" (or in fact, that such a thing existed at all).

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