Re: [Gimp-developer] XDG support and better Windows configuration path

On Wed, 2012-10-10 at 19:44 +0900, Jehan Pagès wrote:
> Hi,
> just to inform that I have submitted today on the Bugzilla a patch to
> set GIMP's configuration inside the system's config directory,
> delegating this to Glib's g_get_user_config_dir().
> I checked the exact code in Glib, so that I can affirm it will follow
> XDG rules on any UNIX-like platform; and will go under the
> LocalAppDataFolder under Windows.
> This should satisfy Bugs 166643, 171171 and 164075.
> Some people wanted to go further in XDG by separating pure conf (all
> *rc files) from data  (brushes, dynamics, fonts, etc.), and even cache
> data, etc. Though it is an interesting idea, my patch does not do this
> right now. Right now all will go under $XDG_CONFIG_HOME (just as
> before it used to all go under $HOME).
> But this can be done in a further step towards XDG later.
> Also my patch does rely fully on g_get_user_config_dir(), which does
> not differentiate any UNIX-like platform. Hence OSX will be following
> XDG as well, though current code uses the user's LibraryDirectory,
> which is likely different. Though I prefer to follow the XDG
> recommendations, if OSX users absolutely desires to follow Apple's
> habits, I perfectly understand, and this is easy to fix by making back
> the same special-OSX behavior as before.
> I hope this patch will go in! Waiting for any feedback or anything
> that needs to be changed before merging. :-)

Thanks for the patch! I just gave feedback in bugzilla.


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