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Re: [Bug-gnubg] (Bug:) database path

From: Christian Anthon
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] (Bug:) database path
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 21:25:22 +0200

>  Hmmm ... per default sqlite is used. I also doubt that many WindowsXXX
>  users will install a mysql or postgresql database but take the default
>  sqlite (file) database. For Linux users it's daily business to search
>  for configuration or additional files inside of ~/.gnubg/, because most
>  applications put the individual stuff in the home directories.
>  For a Windows user it's more common to chose a path or use the
>  application directory (or a sub of it).
>  Just my 2c.

On unix we have always done it the standard way and put the user
config and data files a hidden directory under $HOME. On windows we
used to put them in the program folder, but that was deprecated under
XP and is a really bad idea, if not impossible, under vista.

On windows the standard way is to put files that you want to expose to
the user in the My Documents folder, and config and data files in some
hidden subfolder of Documents and settings.

The sqlite database file is not one we want to expose to the casual
user and I believe that we are doing things in a sensible way by
putting it in the hidden .gnubg directory.


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