Re: Default directory for AfterStep data files

Dhaval Patel (
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 15:46:55 -0000

The ~/.afterstep directory sounds great. personally I use bash and tab completion works
well for that long useless directory structure. The ./configure option is a great way to
keep people happy. 

By the way I had a quick question. When I am using winlist and I maximize a window, it
maxamizes to the entire screen, and does not take into account the height of the
winlist. Because of the database file the winlist stays on top, but that cuts off the
bottom of the window. How can I get maxmize to take into account the winlist? Also, you
know how you can move a window off the screen, keep half the window viewable. Well how
can I have that in afterstep. I only want to see part of the window and would like to
move the other part off the screen, but currently I cannot.


Sasha Vasko <> said:

> 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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