[MonoDevelop] Application configuration files

"Andrés G. Aragoneses" knocte at gmail.com
Sat Dec 24 18:59:12 EST 2005

Todd Berman wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-12-24 at 14:32 +0100, knocte wrote:
>> Victor Rafael Rivarola Soerensen (FANATICO y LOCO por Cristo) wrote:
>>> Actually, these are just recomendations. There is nothing in Un*x that
>>> forces you to follow them (just like there is nothing in Windows that
>>> strong arms you into using the registry and not some XML in your apps
>>> installation directory).
>> And why not make it a standard? I know that there is something called 
>> LSB but I ignore its contents. I bet this would be an interesting fact 
>> to determine in it.
> It is a standard:
> http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html

Thanks for the interesting info Todd!

Citing the link:

> $XDG_CONFIG_HOME defines the base directory relative to which user 
> specific configuration files should be stored. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is 
> either not set or empty, a default equal to $HOME/.config should be used.

I would say that many many programs from many many distros are not 
respecting this. Should we submit bugs to the programs or to the distros?


    Andrew   [ knocte ]


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