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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Tue Apr 4 10:34:38 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 23:15 -0400, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> so both kde and gnome choose to violate the freedesktop standard that
> they themselves defined?  is this something new that they have yet to
> adopt?

Gnome uses for example this specification for menu files (located in
> the latest revision of the XDG specification appears to be from 2004. 
> maybe it is a standard that did not catch on, and should be discarded?
>  or perhaps someone needs to tell the kde and gnome guys to get their
> act together and follow the spec?

Maybe they're working on it ? I don't use gnome nor kde so I can't help
you there.

> if XDG is how things should be, i'm cool with that, but i think that
> this specification needlessly flies in the face of 30 years of UNIX
> config file naming conventions.

You mean storing files in a dotted directory under homedir ?

> what are your thoughts and motivation?

I don't think xfce will break their intent of following the
specifications from Freedesktop.org. Location of config files are
documented so I really don't see the problem. If you need to access
config files from a .xfce4, maybe a symlink from .config/xfce4 to .xfce4
could help you ?

Yves-Alexis Perez

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