On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 3:48 PM, ssc1478 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I don't like storing content in a hidden directory.
I would second that. It's too easy to overlook .xxx files thinking they only have per-user preference information -- which is the traditional thing. The reason why they are treated as hidden files is that they are considered to contain stuff that users do not need to know about. At least providing an option to place it elsewhere would be good. (However, note that Mozilla/Firefox and especially Thunderbird keep lots of data in their '.' files.)
My preference would be to have all gramps data in a user-selectable directory - excepting user preference things like window placement, skin selection (should we have such a thing :-), etc. It is also sometimes confusing to have "media" files in a separate, unrelated location. In my world, media files, when installed in gramps, should become part of the database "physically", not just by link to somewhere else. Otherwise, I am likely to screw up by editing or moving the media files when not in a gramps context
I'm sure this has been hashed out before. Just my 2 cents.