On Dec 19, 2015 19:42, "Rex Dieter" <rdieter@math.unl.edu> wrote:
> Felix Miata wrote:
> > Rex Dieter composed on 2015-12-19 17:03 (UTC-0600):
> >
> >> kf5/plasma5 applications use:
> >
> >> config: ~/.config
> >
> > Disturbing that K5 puts 2-3 times as much or more directly in ~/.config/
> > than all other apps put there combined, making it a big mess, nasty to
> > selectively backup or restore, instead of using .config/plasma and/or
> > .config/kde5 and/or something else neat and clean as ~/.kde and ~/.kde4
> > were, and ~/.config/libreoffice, ~/.config/mc, ~/.config/smplayer,
> > ~/.config/chromium and others are. Did upstream ever discuss this clutter
> > and decide it posed no problem being so different from other apps?
> Disturbing or not, it's a welcome change to *me* that kde is now using XDG
> standard locations, see references to XDG_CONFIG_HOME and XDG_DATA_HOME on
> http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html

Note to self: submit addendum to spec stating "Applications should store their configurations within a named subfolder within XDG_CONFIG_HOME."

~/.config/kde5 would have been perfect, following the same namely scheme as everyone else. They are following the spec, but the spec should've gone one step further