Supporting Base Dir Spec

edscott edscott at
Thu Sep 9 15:24:18 CEST 2004

El jue, 09-09-2004 a las 07:32, Benedikt Meurer escribió:
> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> > On 09/08/04 17:40, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> > 
> >>Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> >>
> >>>i'm all for this, but i thought it was decided that we were going to 
> >>>wait until 4.3, mainly because of issues with migrating old user data.
> >>>
> >>
> >>Ah, right. I can't remember. If that's the case, some modules must be 
> >>changed to use the old locations, I think.
> > 
> > 
> > yeah, xfce4-session is using ~/.config and ~/.cache, and xfdesktop is using
> > ~/.cache for the menu cache.  pretty trivial to change xfdesktop, dunno about
> > the session manager (/me pokes benny).
> Ehm, do you want me to change xfce4-session to not use XDG basedir spec, 
> or do I miss your point here?

What are the good reasons to wait until 4.4 (circa 2006 at current
release rate) to adopt the XDG basedir spec? 

1- We are waiting to see whether XDG  basedir spec is adopted by

2- The recent CVS code thaw does not apply to XDG basedir spec?

3- The XDG basedir spec is unnecessarily complicated?

4- We really do not want to use XDG basedir spec?

5- None of the above?

Please, someone, enlighten me. 

In any case, I can see any good reason to wait as a good reason to
postpone indefinitely...


[x] XDG basedir spec for 4.2
[ ] XDG basedir spec for 4.4




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