Re: [kde-linux] upgrading to KDE 4.2.4
- From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 21:00:02 +0000 (UTC)
Kevin Krammer posted on Fri, 04 Dec 2009 21:28:06 +0100 as excerpted:
Actually there is a freedesktop.org specification for that, i.e.
$HOME/.config and $HOME/.local/share (both overridable through
environment variables, $XDG_CONFIG_HOME and $XDG_DATA_HOME
KDE applications usually don't use paths at all, they do lookups based
on "resource types", e.g. "data", "config". It should be possible to
patch KDE libs to make "data" end up in $HOME/.local/share/appname/ and
"config" in $HOME/.config/appnamerc
Hmm... I knew about ~/.config/ (and wished it was config, not hidden,
and all the legacy .* config stuff would move to it!, that's more or less
what I've done using symlinks, here), but not about ~/.local/share/.
Thanks. That makes quite some sense, and would indeed solve the
problem. Unfortunately, it'll be awhile before all those .* files/dirs
in my homedir are gone and data's no longer intermingled with config, but
it appears we're headed that way, at least. Maybe in another half decade
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