Re: GNOME 3 cleanup and .gnome2* directories

On Fri, 2009-07-03 at 08:01 +0200, Luca Ferretti wrote:
> I've found this Empathy bug[1] about the usage of XDG directories.
> Xavier comment is "I use XDG dirs for everything but not for storing
> user data. Empathy is a GNOME program so I use ~/.gnome2 like all
> other GNOME programs... I'm not against changing to ~/.local/ but I
> would like to see a GNOME decision on this before. Is there a
> conversation on gnome devel list about that topic?"
> So, could/should we plan to make official and complete this[2]
> GnomeGoal for GNOME 3.0?

The only things that should ever have ended up in ~/.gnome2/ are things
that were using libgnome's configuration API. If you see another app
that doesn't use this API putting stuff in ~/.gnome2/, get it fixed. If
you see an app using libgnome's config API, really fix it :)

So I'd be happy seeing this as a GNOME goal.


PS: Note that this also applies to stuff in ~/.gnome2_private, that
should either be moved to ~/.config or ~/.local, or be moved to

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