change thumbnailer spec to fit better with xdg-basedir spec
pcman.tw at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 06:52:05 PDT 2008
I totally agree with that!
I was thinking about this, too.
Since thumbnails are essentially cache, why don't we put them in XDG_CACHE_HOME?
2008/4/17, Martin Meyer <elreydetodo at gmail.com>:
> GNOME currently has an open bug  which is aimed at using the XDG
> basedir spec to eliminate some of the numerous folders in $HOME for
> each user. I love this idea, and I've been following the bug closely.
> One particular directory which can't be fixed currently is
> ~/.thumbnails. I've filed a bug  about this particular issue so I
> wanted to bring it up here for discussion.
> The thumbnailer spec  points to the ~/.thumbnails directory for the
> cache of specific-sized thumbnails. Although I call them cache, it is
> arguable that they may be user data. The issue I have is that the
> basedir spec  specifies an environment variable $XDG_CACHE_HOME
> which is intended as the base for all "user-specific non-essential
> (cached) data". I feel that the thumbnail cache would fit in there. Is
> there a chance of getting the spec changed to point to
> $XDG_CACHE_HOME/thumbnails instead perhaps? Is it even open for
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