Re: Pictures default directory.

On Fri, 2005-12-09 at 13:08 -0500, John Stoffel wrote:
> I guess this is how I see it:
> - f-spot starts up.
> - looks for ~/Photos/
>   - if it exists, look for ~/Photos/.f-spotrc
>     - if it exists, then f-spot owns this directory.
>     - if .f-spotrc doesn't exist in ~/Photos, then ASK if you want
>       this directory should be managed.

I agree 100% with John's logic here.  An application should never start
modifying an existing file structure without a) specifically informing
the user and allowing them to abort or b) responding to a direct user
action that would logically cause the modification.

Starting the application for the first time does not count as (b).

If popping up a "wizard" upon first launching f-spot is frowned upon by
the developers, then I believe the correct action is to _not add any_
directory to the catalog.  The user would be required to edit the
preferences and specifically add one.

Just my 2cents,


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