[fpc-pascal] GetAppConfigDir but for temp data?

Mattias Gärtner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Wed Dec 3 18:54:36 CET 2008

Zitat von Graeme Geldenhuys <graemeg.lists at gmail.com>:

> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 6:56 PM, Mattias Gärtner
> <nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de> wrote:
> >>
> >> :-) Like I said, Linux has a long way to go for desktop friendly apps.
> >
> > desktop friendly <> mono culture
> I don't understand?  What I meant by "dekstop friendly apps" is....
> Take a simple example. Under Windows you are guaranteed that if you
> want to show a user a readme.txt file, you can call notepad.exe and
> the filename (yes I know you can do it in other ways too, but I did
> say this example is simple.).

notepad.exe has problems with non windows line ends.

> Under linux, how do you know the users
> favorite text editor?

To show a readme.txt you don't need to open the favorite text editor.
A browser could do the same.

> You can't assume 'gEdit', because they might run
> KDE. Oh, you can't even assume 'kate' because they could be running
> FVWM.  When writing desktop applications there are lots of such cases
> under Linux.  That's why I welcome any standardization under Linux,
> which desktop app developers can use. eg: xdg-open   but clearly xdg
> is not on all distros.   :-(

Some don't even have X.

> I'm clearly not the only one thinking like this. That's also why Gnome
> and KDE themes are more interchangable. You can run KDE apps under
> Gnome, and they blend in quite nicely. Years ago, they didn't.

We had this discussions already. So, yes and no. ;)


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