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Month: October 2010

Re: [trinity-devel] "My Documents" Behavior

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 11:28:48 -0700 (PDT)
Some quick cursory checks indicate all is well with this behavior. Good job!


> Seems the first time I try to access
> the K_Menu System Menu, and the My Documents location is not
> yet specified, that the dialog appears immediately. Good
> idea, but should the dialog box appear when accessing the
> System Menu or when accessing System Menu/Documents Folder?
> Seems the latter makes more sense. :)
> The dialog box still does not allow or like any location
> other than $HOME/Documents.
> Further if the user changes this location then where is
> that information being stored?
> A little searching revealed an xdg spec (
> Seems there should be a file located at
> /etc/xdg/user-dirs.conf for system defaults and at
> $HOME/.config/user-dirs.dirs for overriding those
> locations.
> Seems $HOME/.config/user-dirs.dirs is supposed to look
> something like this:
> XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/downloads"
> Seems there should be a script installed named
> xdg-user-dirs-update. Although there is a xdg-tools package
> installed, there is no such file on my Slackware 12.2
> system. I don't seem to find the file on subsequent
> Slackware releases. Starting 13.1, there is an xdg-settings
> tool, but I don't know if the intent is the same as
> xdg-user-dirs-update.
> When I tried using the new dialog box and changing the
> directory, I received the following error message in the
> log:
> sh: xdg-user-dirs-update: command not found
> Makes sense because I don't have that file installed.
> Probably then should have an error trap to verify the script
> exists before trying to execute. :)
> If I understand all of this correctly, then the new dialog
> boxes should be updating that user file. If the file does
> not exist and xdg-user-dirs-update does not exist, I lean
> toward just creating the $HOME/.config/user-dirs.dirs file
> and inserting the XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR value to what the user
> typed.