Bug #257... what do we do ?

Biju Chacko botsie at xfce.org
Thu Jul 15 22:34:43 CEST 2004

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 20:21:36 +0200
Jasper Huijsmans <jasper at xfce.org> wrote:

> Jean-François Wauthy wrote:
> > I was talking with Jasper on #xfce-dev about bug killing and we came
> > to the #257 problem ($HOME/.config/xfce4/)... Jasper and I think we
> > really need to take a decision about that. If we choose to change
> > the place of all the config files to ~/.config/xfce4 (as Freedesktop
> > suggests), i can take care of it, i've plenty of time these days :).
> > 
> I generally like the ideas presented in the basedir spec (that's where
> this .config/ dir comes from), but I can imagine many people don't:
> - it doesn't buy us anything, no improvement at all
> - nobody else is using it, so it doesn't reduce the clutter in the
> users home dir either (as is the intention of ~/.config)
> I think the session manager does use it, currently. So, IMO, we do
> need to decide what we want, and make sure all our modules use the
> same location.

I think we should follow the basedir spec closely, so we need to follow
the specified env vars too.

-- b 

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