XDG Home Directoy Spec (was: XDG Base Directory Spec)

Marco Canini marco.canini at fastwebnet.it
Mon Feb 9 23:24:39 EET 2004

On Mon, 2004-02-09 at 22:19, C. Gatzemeier wrote:
> Am Montag, 9. Februar 2004 21:06 schrieb Alexander Neundorf:
> > I guess I'm saying nothing new, but how about using to be standardized
> > english directory names in the file system, and only translate them in the
> > applications ?
> >
> > Like "music_"  becomes "Musik" in your prefered file manager. It might be
> > confusing, but OTOH apple does it this way.
> IMHO as anything that is _only_ supported on the "desktop level" this will 
> unnessecary confuse new users at some point, and not be liked a lot by more 
> experienced guys or administrators. The foundation for good Desktop solutions 
> are good GNU/Linux solutions.
> As the Base Dir Spec already shows, the solution to this is to define some 
> standard (english) user specific environment variables that hold the actual 
> locations. (Define $MAILDIR, $MUSICDIR in .bashrc which can also be edited 
> through Desktop apps.)
> If no evironment variable is specified it is probably best for an app to pop 
> up with the ~/ directory and remember where the user goes from there.
Absolutely agreed.

> Best Regards,
> Christian
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Marco Canini <marco.canini at fastwebnet.it>

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