[Telepathy] [Bug 19462] New: Search path on Windows for .manager files

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Thu Jan 8 06:12:41 PST 2009


           Summary: Search path on Windows for .manager files
           Product: Telepathy
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Windows (All)
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: medium
         Component: telepathy-glib
        AssignedTo: telepathy at lists.freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: sunil at synovel.com

On Windows, telepathy-glib searches for .manager files in not so favorable
locations. A typical application like Spicebird would like to ship an
installer/zip that would sit in a directory containing all the data files and
telepathy library dlls. There should be a way for .data files to be found by

Usually, Free Software ported from Unix like environments to Windows seem to do
this by getting the current dll path and then appending to it "share/APP/DATA".
This would be an ifdefed windows code.

I was wondering if we can have a way to add an additional search path to
tp-glib. This would be helpful for Spicebird like apps that ship as a tarball
(like Firefox) on Unixes and would look for tp-glib to pick up data files from
extracted directory.

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