On Mon, 19 Feb 2007, Nils Philippsen wrote:
On Mon, 2007-02-19 at 12:55 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Feb 2007, David Nielsen wrote:
>> søn, 18 02 2007 kl. 12:34 -0500, skrev David Zeuthen:
>>> Also, even if we don't solve problem 3. until Fedora 8 I still think we
>>> should do this. It's not like apps aren't hardcoding folders today..
>> Some of them are.. f-spot for one hardcodes ~/Photos much to my
>> annoyance because I have a setup entirely in Danish and it makes kittens
>> cry every time I see that one folder.. please think of the kittens.
> Some apps hardcoding folder names doesn't make it a good idea that should
> be copied everywhere.
If apps would like to open certain directories for e.g. photos, this
could easily be defined as a /desktop/gnome/foldernames/photos gconf
key. This would let us we-have-lived-well-with-this-layout-for-years
types point these apps to the directories we use.
Amen. Having a central place to tell the system "my photo/music/etc
collection is here" and have all the relevant applications honor that
would actually be very nice. Assuming there's a way to set them through
application preferences or such, having to resort to gconf-editor to tune
such things is not ok :)
Much like having a central place to configure http proxy would be nice
(would be, because major applications like firefox don't honor gnome
settings :-/ )
- Panu -