xdg user directory patches for xfce 4.4.2

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at xfce.org
Sun Aug 10 22:54:56 CEST 2008

Am Sun, 10 Aug 2008 22:44:13 +0200
schrieb Christian Dywan <christian at twotoasts.de>:

> Am Sun, 10 Aug 2008 22:30:55 +0200
> schrieb Andrea Santilli <yawara at quipo.it>:
> > Thanks for your replies guys, you've given me some cool ideas.
> > I'm thinking about making the base libraries find out what those
> > directories are and give the values to the requesting applications,
> > instead of having to find them out every time.
> > And yes, I guess I'll need to write some function that can replace
> > g_get_user_special_dir().
> > Anyway, about the portability, maybe it would be a better idea to
> > write a setting configuration interface through which you can enter
> > the pathnames for those directories. Something like kde already has.
> > It could also have a 'set everything with the xdg user directory
> > defaults' option.
> > Dunno, thats just an idea. What do you think?
> Making these paths configurable would actually be the next step after
> implementing support for them, as far as I understand the concept of
> the spec. You would basically let applications retrieve the paths as
> per the spec, from the user-dirs.dirs files, which in turn can be
> modified in terms of a settings application. I don't know, though, if
> any of the existing settings plugins could take over this task, or we
> would need a new one. I suppose Preferred Applications could be
> extended and renamed to fit this task?

What do these directories have to with preferred applications? IMHO
combining these two would be a stupid idea. Rather make up a separate
settings dialog for the user directories.

  - Jannis
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