[rfc][icedtea-web] fix for RH947647, following the XDG basedir specification
gnu.andrew at redhat.com
Tue Jun 4 09:25:47 PDT 2013
----- Original Message -----
> On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 6:53 AM, Jiri Vanek <jvanek at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Some more thoughts about this:
> > - eg I have non XDG variable set, but many applications have already
> > started to use theirs default values.
> I am not sure what you mean by this but distributions aren't supposed to
> set any of XDG environment variables by default. It is solely a deployment
> customization for the odd cases out there. Running cache in tmpfs or
> config from nfs or whatever
> > - If we decide to move to ./config and ./cache:
> > if used XDG* variables are set, then use them. otherwise use ./config
> > and ./cache
> > if they change, user is on his own?
> Yes. If users customize it, they will have to deal with the fallout.
> > - how about xdg not following systems (windows) ? Keep .icedtea or move to
> > ./config and ./cache ?
> Hidden directories is not how Windows programs stores its profiles. You
> might consider following what glib helper functions do
> Refer to
> g_get_user_cache_dir() and so on
I didn't realise glib supported this for so long (since 2.6). It seems like an
excellent solution to just use that.
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