[MonoDevelop] Feedback Request - User Data Locations

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Mon Feb 14 14:19:20 EST 2011

On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 10:04 AM, LordPhoenix <lordphoenix at tuxfamily.org> wrote:
> Le Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:49:33 +0100,
> Levi Bard <taktaktaktaktaktaktaktaktaktak at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> > We're planning to move the locations that MonoDevelop stores user
>> > data, to make it more idiomatic for each of the major OSes that MD
>> > runs on, to make it clearer what should be backed up and what can be
>> > deleted safely, and to allow roaming profiles to work on Windows.
>> >
>> > I've documented the planned locations at
>> > http://monodevelop.com/Developers/Articles/User_Profiles
>> >
>> > Please let me know if there are locations that would make sense, and
>> > why they would be better.
>> Looks good. It will be a little more painful for windows users to
>> flush their configurations, but hopefully the new scheme will make it
>> necessary much less often.
> Why don't use default temp directory /tmp for Temp files instead of
> ~/.cache/MonoDevelop-{version}/Temp ?

A reasonable question, and also applies to Mac. The problem is that
there would be additional work to avoid collisions with other users
and programs, and to set proper access permissions, and I didn't have
time to implement and test it right away. Fortunately, this one is
easy to change later without breaking anything.

Michael Hutchinson

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