[Hackage] #688: adopt XDG basedir spec

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Mon May 17 06:36:17 EDT 2010

#688: adopt XDG basedir spec
  Reporter:  guest               |        Owner:         
      Type:  enhancement         |       Status:  new    
  Priority:  low                 |    Milestone:         
 Component:  cabal-install tool  |      Version:
  Severity:  normal              |     Keywords:         
Difficulty:  hard (< 1 day)      |   Ghcversion:  6.10.4 
  Platform:  Linux               |  

Comment(by duncan):

 I thought you might say the XDG spec. Yes I realise it's a "real" standard
 as opposed to a de facto standard. I must admit I'm slightly sceptical
 about the attempt to redefine where apps keep their per-user info. So far,
 very few apps seem to follow this new spec (mainly a few GNOME desktop
 bits). I will be surprised if they ever manage to get more than the two
 main desktops to move their dot files.

 That said, if the world is going to move that direction then we don't want
 to get in the way. We should make it easier for users or distros to change
 where the per-user files go by default.

 Thanks for confirming it is at least possible (if not convenient).

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/688#comment:3>
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