OLPC and .service files in a users home directory

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Mon Oct 30 10:09:20 PST 2006

John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
>There are a couple of ways we can go about this.  We can expand
>variables in the path that start with the dollar sign (e.g.
><servicedir>$HOME/.dbus/service</service>) or add a special tag (e.g.
><servicedir><homedir />/.dbus/service</service>).

Please don't. Don't invent a new method.

Let's just reuse $XDG_DATA_DIRS and $XDG_DATA_HOME. We already have an 
infrastructure of setting those values and we have reasonable defaults. I 
would also recommend renaming .service to .desktop and cascading the 
configuration like in the menu spec.

This means a lot of code for dbus-daemon and non 1.0 code.

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