Re: RFC: Common desktop-wide paths
- From: Tristan Buckmaster <tristan buckmaster gmail com>
- To: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: RFC: Common desktop-wide paths
- Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004 01:48:05 -0700
You can always put standardised environmental variables or symbolic
links that point to the folders, if support is an issue. Although it
is not a good idea to do it the other way around.
On Sat, 2 Oct 2004 01:27:36 -0700, Tristan Buckmaster
<tristan buckmaster gmail com> wrote:
> > Why not instead create the folders in $HOME with LANG=C and have the
> > $HOME/Desktop/<folder> be a symlink in the current locale of the user?
> > That has advantages - people performing support can "know" where pictures
> > are stored. Whereas users can have those folders presented in their
> > preferred language.
> > For example:
> > $HOME/Desktop/Abbildung is a symlink to $HOME/Pictures
> > or that
> > $HOME/Desktop/Musique is a symlink to $HOME/Music
> That would not work well for the following use cases:
> The user has his own 'music' directory and wants to set that as the
> default music directory.
> The user wants to save his Pictures and Music in the same directory.
> Marc's solution would work well in both situations.
> That solution does not work very well when the organisation of files
> needs to be changed.
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