[Libreoffice] [PUSHED] [PATCH] fdo#32263 - Config file location

Petr Mladek pmladek at suse.cz
Fri Jun 10 05:15:13 PDT 2011

Noel Power píše v Čt 09. 06. 2011 v 20:14 +0100:
> >>> Hmm, do we really want to use $HOME/.config/libreoffice by default?
> well, don't blame the messenger or in this case the patch pusher ;-) 
> But, it seems since we are a freedesktop application ( and we do already 
> have support for XDG_CONFIG_HOME ) that it is reasonable we should also 
> support the default config dir  (see  
> http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html ) 
> which says when XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not  set then $HOME/.config should be 
> used

I see. I was not aware of the standard and the directory was alsmost
empty on my system, so I got confused. I agree that we should use it :-)

> Additionally using $HOME/.config/libreoffice instead of 
> $HOME/.config/.libreoffice also seems very sensible

sure, it is better to omit the dot in the subdirectory

> >>> Do we want to do it between 3.4 and 3.5?
> well now that is why I asked for 'thoughts' on this. I don't see it any 
> really more less disruptive introducing it in say '4.0' I'd hold the 
> view if we make such a change it's better sooner rather than later ( but 
> this is no pet peeve of mine so I have no real strong feelings )

You are right. The question is if we would have 4.0 at all. The
development is continuous, so...

OK, you convinced me. I think that you should commit the two patches and
be done with it for now :-)

I am sorry for the rumour.

Best Regards,

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