Re: [Evolution] where are the details and messages stored?


On Mon, 2012-03-19 at 12:06 -0500, Dan Saint-Andre wrote:
On Mon, 2012-03-19 at 15:25 +0000, evolution-list-request gnome org
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Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:08:45 -0400
From: Matthew Barnes <mbarnes redhat com>
To: evolution-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [Evolution] evolution is not reliable
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On Mon, 2012-03-19 at 10:00 -0500, Dan Saint-Andre wrote:
As it is, things keep changing so rapidly that it is nearly
impossible to stay aware of what the conventions are. 
$HOME/dot-something  files  and $HOME/dot-something.d folders were
fine for decades as the convention for where "applications" kept
details. Now it seems that the details are being made subordinate
the desktop environment according to some awful logic.

Actually it's all spelled out by a cross-desktop standard:

The advantage being the base directories are relocatable by way of
environment variables, and disposable cache data versus
files versus valuable user data stays cleanly separated.

Matthew Barnes

Thanks, Matthew !!

     This seems like it will be an interesting read.  Now, how do I
discover which apps
and distros are subscribers to these practices?

You can go to the specified folders on your harddisk and take a look at
the subfolder names. :)
There is no "centralized" list of apps for this.

     While I'm there, I'll look for other interesting documents, but
can you suggest other
places where one might find useful and similar readings?
is the canonical place and there might be some mailing list discussion
available via an internet search machine ("xdg directories" etc).
describes it specifically for Evolution...

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