RFC: Use ~/.etc/kde4 instead of ~/.kde4 for personal configs
andre at familiesomers.nl
Tue Sep 18 10:56:06 BST 2007
I don't think this is a good idea. The current setup conforms (roughly) with
section 3.8 of the Common Filesystem Hierarchy standard (version 2.3). I
would suggest sticking to the standard. If you want to change it, I think it
would be good to start by suggesting a change to the standard.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Hartmann" <richih.mailinglist at gmail.com>
To: <kde-devel at kde.org>; <kde at kde.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 11:43 AM
Subject: [kde] RFC: Use ~/.etc/kde4 instead of ~/.kde4 for personal configs
> I am well aware that with the API freeze, my idea might be too late
> anyway, on the other hand, a major version number change would
> be the perfect opportunity to implement a plan like this.
> My proposal is simple:
> Use ~/.etc/kde4/ for configuration and data instead of ~/.kde4/ for
> 1) Reduces clutter of the user's home directory.
> 2) Puts everything into one place (I will be trying to sway some
> other major apps over the next weeks and months)
> 3) Follows the layout of Unix configurations and basic data by
> imitating /etc/
> 4) Makes keeping personal etc files in a version control system
> even easier (does probably not apply to KDE)
> As KDE already uses ~/.kde4 , the basic idea of grouping those
> files in one common location is already implemented. Look at
> ~/.etc as a logical consequence of applying this idea to all of the
> user's etc files.
> I am deliberately trying to sway larger projects first as this would
> create more momentum. And yes, I know that the larger projects
> are harder to be swayed.
> I am really sorry that I did not think of proposing this earlier,
> especially as I have been pondering this concept since early this
> Comments more than welcome,
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