Default directory for AfterStep data files

Sasha Vasko (sasha@aftercode.net)
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 10:24:17 -0500


Hi all

There is a very important question that requires me to solicit input 
from you - the USERS :)

For a long time AfterSTep has been using ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep to 
store its datafiles.

It was modified to do so in order to comply to GNUStep's directory 
structure. Considering that AfterStep was never accepted by GNUStep 
project, and also considering that it really is irrelevant as GNUStep 
development seems to become more and more of a niche for hardcore NeXT 
SDK diehards, it really makes not much sense to continue with that 
tradition. I mean the only other wide-spread app that uses it  Window 
Maker, and I personally do not have much concern for that one.

Quite honestly I personally feel that it is quite tiresome to have to cd 
down such a long and unpopulated path to get to data files. I'm sure 
many of you share such a sentiment.

Therefore it is proposed to change default directory for AfterStep's 
data files to more traditional ~/.afterstep.

Obviously it will be possible to keep GNUstep ppl happy by leaving GLA 
as a ./configure time option.

So please let me hear your objections, and if I don't get any 
meaningfull - I shall proceed with the change and next beta will come 
out with it.


Hugs and kisses
Sasha Vasko
the developer.

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