[fpc-pascal] fpmake: output directories
graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 11:29:46 CEST 2009
2009/6/3 Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org>:
> Why ? Windows is even more of a mess as far as I'm concerned,
The only nice thing is you can query the system for some basic
applications: eg: I need to open a text file, I know notepad.exe will
exist. etc... At least now with the xdg-open command and it's various
settings this can now be done in Linux as well.
> Probably the fact that I use KDE - which has it's own tree - explains
> that my directory is empty.
I must say, that is one think about KDE (compared to Gnome). KDE is a
lot more consistent in it's config locations across various KDE based
applications. And KDE is also a lot more consistent in it's UI across
various KDE based applications.
Issues I frequently see in Gnome:
* I enable menu tear-off feature. Very few apps adhere to that setting.
* File Open & Save dialogs. I have seen so many apps that have different
versions of those dialogs.
* UI layout varies from application to application.
But for some reason, I just find it hard to switch to KDE. I used to
be a big KDE fan in the Suse 7 & 8 days, but in recent years I started
using Ubuntu and just got used to Gnome.
What widgetset do you have Lazarus IDE compiled with? Qt, GTK2, GTK1?
Recently I made the switch from GTK1 to GTK2.
> I know this, but in practice, what can I set it to ? $HOME is not an option,
> because then my home directory is cluttered with visible
> files and directories.
True... You can always set it to $HOME and implement
OnGetApplicationName which prefixes a "dot" infront of you application
name when the system runs under a unix environment. But then, maybe
that's to much effort. :-)
What's your issue with the ~/.config/ directory? How often you to
browse those folders anyway? I know I hardly do.
My issue with the "dot" directories in the $HOME directory. I have no
idea how to list only the "dot" directories. What I use is this...
$> ls -lsa
But that lists "dot" directories and everything else. Maybe I just
don't know bash well enough yet. :-(
- Graeme -
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