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#983 Use XDG directories for user data (reopened)

git_master
closed-fixed
Lars Windolf
None
5
2012-09-15
2011-11-07
Maia Kozheva
No

Previous bug here: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1682573&group_id=87005&atid=581684

I would like to make a case for looking at this issue again.

2011 is not 2007, and now multiple programs store configuration in ~/.config (technically $XDG_CONFIG_HOME), user-specific data in ~/.local/share, and non-vital caches in ~/.cache. Having everything in a single top directory like ~/.app_name is anachronistic.

With Liferea 1.8, there is an opportunity for a clean slate.

This would mean that:

- the contents of ~/.liferea_1.8/cache will migrate to ~/.cache/liferea_1.8
- all other contents of ~/.liferea_1.8 will migrate to $XDG_DATA_HOME/liferea_1.8, or ~/.local/share/liferea_1.8 if the XDG_DATA_HOME environment variable is not set.

Discussion

  • Lars Windolf
    Lars Windolf
    2011-11-28

    Sorry 1.8 is already in feature freeze.

     
  • Lars Windolf
    Lars Windolf
    2012-09-01

    • assigned_to: nobody --> llando
    • status: open --> open-fixed
     
  • Lars Windolf
    Lars Windolf
    2012-09-15

    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed
     
  • Lars Windolf
    Lars Windolf
    2012-09-15

    Solution was released with 1.9.5