Re: Storing file references in GConf

On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 07:53:04PM -0400, Ettore Perazzoli wrote:
> Hello,
> as Havoc pointed out before, storing absolute filenames (e.g.
> /home/ettore/foo/bar.txt) in GConf is evil.  If you do that, your
> settings become dependant on the physical location of your home
> directory, which causes trouble if you are mounting your home from
> different machines, or if you are trying to migrate a bunch of
> data/settings from one machine to another.  So, the right thing is to
> store only a home-relative path instead (foo/bar.txt).

Might getting more specific help? The file: scheme as a spot for the
host that's rarely used.

> I am trying to get this right for Evolution 2.0 and it would be nice if
> I could use a scheme that people can at least tentatively agree on...

How about "home:"?


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