Bug 450338 - Adhere to freedesktop.org XDG Base Directory Specification
Adhere to freedesktop.org XDG Base Directory Specification
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-06 14:56 EDT by Bruce Brackbill
Modified: 2008-07-08 15:20 EDT (History)
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Description Bruce Brackbill 2008-06-06 14:56:48 EDT
Work towards Adhering to the XDG Base Directory Specification.


The Gnome users $HOME directory is littered with dot files and directories.

Adhering to the XDG Base Directory Specification (
http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/latest/ ) would clean up this mess.

Fedora works so closely with upstream that I'm quite surprised that during the
course of communication between the two parties there wasn't a: "By the way,
before we ( Fedora ) decide to package (
mozilla/evolution/pulseaudio/transmission/whichever), when you ( the upstream
packager ) write your rpm spec file, please adhere to the $HOME/.local/share and
$HOME/.config freedesktop.org as stated in the XDG Base Directory Specification,
thank you"
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2008-07-08 15:20:30 EDT
This needs to be handled upstream, and doesn't even seem like something related
to the gnome-desktop package.

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