Bug 130804 - XChat default download directory should be ~/Desktop/Downloads
Summary: XChat default download directory should be ~/Desktop/Downloads
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xchat (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Reed
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Reported: 2004-08-24 20:14 UTC by Bryan W Clark
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-06 18:14:51 UTC
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Description Bryan W Clark 2004-08-24 20:14:29 UTC
The current default download directory for XChat is
~/.xchat/downloads/ which [in terms of our user experience] is
crap(tm) :-)  

To keep things centralized it'd be nice if XChat used the GConf key
that we have for Epiphany downloads directory
(/apps/epiphany/directories/downloads_folder), of course since XChat
doesn't use GConf we can't keep up with a the user possibly changing
the directory.  

For now lets change the default download directory to
~/Desktop/Downloads [which is Epiphany's default] so we will at least
keep things a little more sane for first time installs that use XChat
for some reason.  Hopefully XChat will try to start using GConf in the
future although this is not likely I suppose.

Comment 2 Bryan W Clark 2004-10-15 06:28:12 UTC
reopening since i believe that closing upstream means more that the
problem is being handled upstream, not just that a bug has been filed
and the problem isn't getting fixed.  This isn't a high priority bug,
but if upstream isn't interested in the user experience it's our job
to patch or find new software that is.

Comment 3 Daniel Reed 2004-11-06 18:14:51 UTC
The problem is being addressed upstream, though it appears to have stagnated due
to lack of input. From the upstream bug:
Date: 2004-08-27 05:36
Sender: ckorff
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different people, different desktops - Support for one speciefied
should be done by the distribution.
Nobody needs a additional dependency (GConf)
However, this is only my opinion as xchat user.
Date: 2004-09-20 06:30
Sender: zed
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Does ~/Desktop work on KDE too?

Please follow up using the upstream bug.

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