Placement of config files for Plasma 5 and KF5-based applications

Thomas Lübking thomas.luebking at
Wed Jan 28 17:07:14 GMT 2015

On Mittwoch, 28. Januar 2015 08:43:41 CET, Martin Gräßlin wrote:

> c) I simply don't care whether users have a "problem" with ~/.config 
> containing many files, it's a directory for applications, not for the user

I don't think this is much about "scaring the user" but how we behave wrt 
and align to xdg habits. To mie it seems the directories (most of them) in 
$HOME/.config specify the company name and there's indeed even a "" 
directory (contains marble, phonon and kcmshell stuff - no idea whether 
that's dated)

plasma-workspace related applications could redirect that to some 
~/.config/plasma/ dir and if google starts using KF5, they'd naturally want 
to redirect that to ~/.config/Google - but I would argue that stuff that 
writes via KConfigGroup is (w/o further specification) "related enough" in 
managing it's config through KDE technology to write into some 
"~/.config/kde" dir.


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