Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 311771
istanbul doesn't use XDG dirs for default storage
Last modified: 2013-01-09 21:40:16 EST
There is an xdg directory "Videos" (at least for English). Istanbul should
default to storing it's videos in the xdg directory. How this is accomplished I
have no idea.
While supporting xdg makes sense to me. I'll look into building a patch to
support xdg in istanbul. I just have to parse the user-dirs.dirs file for the
variable i want to match against.
I'm not sure using the video directory makes sense however. The gnome
screenshot tool still uses the Desktop directory by default in rawhide. Istanbul
is essentially an animated screenshot with sound. If the default gnome
screenshot tool prefers Desktop over Pictures as its default i think istanbul
probably prefer Desktop as well.
Arguably that's a bug in the screenshot tool. I'm pretty sure it's default was
set well before the xdg stuff showed up, and it just hasn't been updated.
Or is the screenshot tool using xdg now and using xdg's desktop?
We played around with this this afternoon a bit. notthing and wwoods both
switched locales and screenshooter's default changed to the locale specific
Desktop directory name matching what xdg says the name should be for that
locale. Is that proof that xdg is working for the screenshooter?
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