Bug#360304: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#360304: xfce4: store settings in .xfce instead of .config

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Sat Apr 1 09:24:57 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-31 at 23:22 -0500, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> Package: xfce4
> Version: 4.2.3
> Severity: normal
> it does not make logical sense that xfce settings are stored in the 
> user's ~/.config directory...config could mean anything.  i had to do a 
> search to figure out where the settings were (not that difficult, but 
> nevertheless annoying).  it would make much more sense if xfce settings
> were instead saved in a ~/.xfce directory as is the norm for 
> practically all other Debian software.  thank you for your consideration.

Storing prefs in a subfolder of ~/.config folder is a common way theses
days, lots of software do that.

By the way, Xfce uses freedesktop standards paths, and settings are
stored in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME (see
http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/latest/ar01s03.html ), as
this is explained in Xfce documentation ( 
> http://www.xfce.org/documentation/docs-4.2/ or file:///usr/share/xfce4/doc/C/index.html )

Yves-Alexis Perez

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