Thumnail & Icon specs
hp at redhat.com
Thu Jul 31 03:28:28 EEST 2003
On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 05:55:50PM +0200, Craig Drummond wrote:
> Whilst reading the specs at www.freedesktop.org, I came across the Thumbnail
> and Icon specs. These specify that thumbnails should be stored in
> $HOME/.thumbnails and icons in $HOME/.icons. Would it not be better to store these in
> $XDG_DATA_HOME/thumbnails and $XDG_DATA_HOME/icons respectively? Littering
> $HOME with lots of hidden folders is very annoying, and in this instance seems
> quite pointless.
> Another culprit is fontconfig - where the default user fonts dir is
> $HOME/.fonts. Again, would it not be better if this was changed to use
The basic reason is that XDG_DATA_HOME was invented after these specs.
Changing it might make sense, but hasn't been brought up before now.
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