Unifying ~/Desktop

Filip Van Raemdonck mechanix at debian.org
Mon Jun 10 08:28:06 BST 2002

On Sun, Jun 09, 2002 at 04:49:59PM -0400, Havoc Pennington wrote:
>  - this script first ensures that ~/Desktop exists
> Comments?

One: why always ~/Something, not ~/.{S,s}omething?
It may be a lame excuse for a configuration namespace [1], but it is one -
and we should stick to it.

And it makes sense anyway. This is for desktop environments, the primary
means of modifying these directories' contents is through desktop
applications (installer and package manager scripts aside). It's better
to hide them unless the user specifically looks for them.



[1] even if ~/Desktop is supposedly used for more than just configuration...

<Tv> AAAH!
* Tv stabs netscape
* Espy nets stabscape
* liiwi2 just removes netscape

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