volatile config data and XDG Base Directory spec
krammer at kde.org
Wed Feb 19 06:17:44 PST 2014
On Wednesday, 2014-02-19, 08:03:36, Ryan Lortie wrote:
> In general, I'd like to tell people that "If your program wants to
> install things like plugins|fonts|etc, put them in XDG_DATA_HOME. All
> other state goes in XDG_CONFIG_HOME. This includes things like
> databases and game state and save files."
I think that cat is out of the bag.
Applications have been using DATA_HOME for data for quite a while now.
If we want to have an INSTALL_HOME , we should add that.
Using CONFIG_HOME as the root for everything doesn't sound like a good idea,
IMHO even worse then using DATA_HOME for everything.
 which would have the added benefit of being something that can be passed
to a user local software build, e.g. configure --prefix $XDG_INSTALL_HOME
Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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