Sudhir Khanger wrote:
I for one think it is better to follow standards that way software
developers don't have to ship different set of instructions for
different distributions and desktop environments.
Using .local instead of .kde does not magically make the settings
interoperable with GNOME or other non-KDE applications. So there is very
little benefit in following that standard, and IMHO it was not worth moving
the settings away from the established place for that.
But of course, trying to override what upstream (unfortunately) ships would
open a wholely different can of worms. :-(