Location of recently-used file

Nikolai Weibull now at bitwi.se
Thu Aug 10 15:43:21 EEST 2006

On 8/10/06, Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've already replied here:

> http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2006-August/msg00019.html

Yeah, I saw.  It seems that the discussion should have been only here,
on xdg.  Sorry for creating two threads, but I was unaware of the new
specification, so I figured that Gtk had taken matters into its own

> Here I'll expand a bit on the XDG side of things.
> On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 14:10 +0200, Nikolai Weibull wrote:
> > So it seems that [1] needs an update, if the new format that Gtk is
> > using is the one that XDG wants to use as well, which I suppose it is.
> I've already put the spec on the fd.o wiki:
>   http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Standards_2fdesktop_2dbookmark_2dspec
> the spec was discussed here on XDG-list last year:
>   http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg-list/2005-May/006862.html
>   http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg-list/2005-May/006903.html
> I tried to get some more input a year later, when the reference
> implementation was almost done and pending integration in GTK+ 2.9:
>   http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/xdg-list/2006-March/007915.html
> but got no replies (it was at the time of the great discussion
> about .desktop files exec lines, so it might have been missed).

I guess I missed my chance to "bitch" then...

> >  Also, why doesn't [1] follow the suggestions for file locations as
> > specified in [2].

> Because, as I said on gtk-devel-list, it tried to map existing files;
> the usage of $HOME might be suboptimal, so I'm more than willing to
> review it and move the files inside XDG-mandated directories.

I can't provide any more input than that I think that adhering to
other XDG specifications makes sense.  I am, however, not
authoritative in this matter.

Anyway, thanks for the incredibly fast response :-).


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