Re: Default directory for AfterStep data files

David William Thornton (
Fri, 22 Aug 2003 01:40:23 +1000

makes sense to me. the less cd the better.

On Fri, 22 Aug 2003 01:24 am, Sasha Vasko wrote:
> 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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Kind regards,

David William Thornton
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