Proposal: File locations
jasper at moongroup.com
Fri Jan 3 14:47:59 CET 2003
Hello everybody. Happy new year to you all!
I thought it might be good to get a bit of consensus on where certain
files should go. Specifically things like plugins, themes and config
I propose to use the xfce4 subdir as much as possible. Modules may use
their own subdir below that. I don't really have a strong opinion on
this, but I think we should try to be consistent one way or another.
Below I give the general layout. Where I say 'or' I mean we should
choose one, but I don't know which is better. Some locations have both a
'system' location and a 'user' location.
General rule for subdirs: if more than one file for a module will be
present the module may use a subdir.
The above covers all modules except perhaps the settings manager. For
that I propose to use a settings/ subdir:
For the panel <modulename> could be either 'panel' (to prevent awkward
.../xfce4/xfce4/... locations) or 'xfce4'.
What do you think? I'm prepared to make all required changes to the
modules to make this work (shouldn't be too much trouble anyway).
I also think we should use certain environmental variables consistently,
like XFCE_DISABLE_USER_CONFIG and TERMCMD. We could possibly even make a
settings manager plugin, setting default programs: terminal, browser,
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