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Re: GNUstep directory layout


From: Stefan Urbanek
Subject: Re: GNUstep directory layout
Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 10:59:15 +0100

On 2002-09-06 18:19:26 -0400 Jim Balhoff <address@hidden> wrote:

On Friday, September 6, 2002, at 06:18  PM, Dennis Leeuw wrote:

Adam Fedor wrote:

Dennis Leeuw wrote:
* I don't understand the Specific directory, what should go in there?

That was a comment from Stefan Urbanek. GNUMail, for instance, stores
application specific files in .../Library/GNUMail

If you had a lot of applications that did that, pretty soon your Library
directory would but full of these.

That also goes for the Specific directory..., you don't solve it with a
seperate directory.
But if you want to keep it, a name change would make it more clear,
something like ApplicationsLibrary would make it more clear.

On MacOS X, ~/Library/Application Support/ is used for this.  It keeps the 
Library directory from getting confusingly full.


And if it is added into NSSearchPathForDirectoriesInDomains() and 
NSStandartLibraryPaths(), it will keep existing applications and tools happy 
(unless they are using $GNUSTEP_ROOT/Library).

Stefan





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