libxfce4util broken(was: Xffm creates bad files)

edscott wilson garcia edscott at
Fri Apr 2 05:21:24 CEST 2004

El jue, 01-04-2004 a las 14:21, Benedikt Meurer escribió:

> I really klemmer this. If you really want a NULL pointer, use g_get_homedir() 
> instead.

That's exactly what I am doing. Just don't ask why I no longer rely on
libsfce4util. Especially if it is broken and the maintainer can't fix

> If an application is unable to determine the users home directory, there is 
> usually something broken with the system. And I don't see any need to continue 
> from there in a desktop application (remember, we are talking about desktop apps).

Coming from Germany, where trains run on time and everything works on
schedule, I can understand your point of view. Nonetheless, in other
places of the world not everything works as planned. We have UPS systems
for blackouts, cell phones for telephone failures, two cars to avoid air
pollution stay-at-home laws. 
Of course, homedir is going to be determined if the system is not
broken, unless the system admin has a different view of the world,
---like a linux/bsd user in a wind*ws world---, and defines a "nobody"
environment (yes, it is possible and practical for certain situations). 

Anyways, it's not like the function is doing anything novel and
marvellous, so let's just drop the subject, ok? :-) 


> Benedikt

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