Extending xdg-user-dirs

Alexandre Franke alexandre.franke at gmail.com
Wed Jan 15 13:29:49 PST 2014

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Cosimo Cecchi <cosimo.cecchi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,


> Feedback welcome!

Music player usually get all the content of the Music directory and
then grab metadata to present the tracks filtered by
artists/albums/whatever. This is relevant for your virtual disc
collection, not so much for the notes you record with your sound
recorder, or the multi-track recordings you're working on with your
band in a DAW.

More generically, user generated content and work files are not
exactly the same as purchased, downloaded, or transfered (from a
device) media.

How do you think this should be handled? So far I've seen editing apps
rely on newly created directories, usually in $HOME, but as I
understand they are the ones you're trying to move into the

Another concern, which is related: how should we handle
foo-but-not-really-foo data? For instance, guitar tablatures in
TuxGuitar format are music-but-not-really-music since they are not
intended to just be played back with a music player. With your
proposal I'd say TuxGuitar could choose to create a subdirecory in
Music, but how would then your music player react?

Alexandre Franke

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