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Re: [RFA}: Filesystem update for gnustep-make

From: Jeff Teunissen
Subject: Re: [RFA}: Filesystem update for gnustep-make
Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 20:36:09 -0500

Adam Fedor wrote:
> Well, in the spirit of instability, API changes and incompatibilities
> :-) I'm finally getting a good start on rearranging the filesystem as
> described in:
> http://www.gnustep.org/experience/documentation/filesystem.ps

Point by point:

ApplicationSupport: Just dumb. There is no good reason for it to even
exist. Nobody has enough apps that it even approaches necessity, and its
addition requires either filesystem knowledge or an API extension for
application developers to get at stuff located there.

Bundles: ditto. Not only is it inappropriate (no need for a generic
directory -- it's as silly as \Windows\System on a Win32 system containing
everything under the sun), the description is simply wrong. There is no
requirement for a bundle to have a "bundle" extension, and if you look,
you should find that most bundles don't have that extension.

Frameworks: The description is...bizarre. Frameworks are bundles that have
a bit of additional functionality...and if frameworks aren't supported on
a platform, frankly, GNUstep is just broken on that platform -- it's that

Palettes: should not be described except as part of Gorm documentation.
It's a Gorm-specific library directory and needn't exist unless Gorm is

Network/*: Totally beyond the scope of GNUstep.

As for the rest, whatever.

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