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Re: GNUstep directory layout

From: Jim Balhoff
Subject: Re: GNUstep directory layout
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 17:52:16 -0400

I like the movement of ~/GNUstep/Defaults to ~/GNUStep/Library/Defaults, but as long as we're talking about where things should go, I'd like to suggest that ".GNUstepDefaults" changes to simply "GNUstepDefaults" (no leading dot). The Library structure helps to nicely avoid needing all those hidden files, since they're neatly organized in the Library instead of dumped in ~. If I'm in Terminal and ls the Defaults directory, of course I want to see the defaults file - I shouldn't need a -a.

And if this suggestion goes anywhere, I'd like to go further and again suggest that each Defaults domain get its own file in the Defaults directory. This is very useful from a user's perspective. If one wants to inspect the defaults file for a certain application, you can just find it and open it up - no searching through a huge file, and easy to double-click in the workspace. If you get an app all configured on one computer and then move to a new one, you can just copy that one file into place (presuming you don't want to mess with all your other preferences) - I do this pretty often on MacOS X. And if you're really anal, if you remove an application from your system, it's very easy to delete its defaults file to save a few kilobytes. :-)

- Jim

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