Started by mhubuntu, December 27, 2012, 08:42:59 PM
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Quote from: prissi on December 27, 2012, 11:35:13 PMAbout three years back those data were in ".simutrans".
Quote from: prissi on December 27, 2012, 11:35:13 PMHowever with Ubuntu and so user came who could not find their files anymore (not to mention MAC). Thus it was moved with large consent to "simutrans".
Quote from: kierongreen on December 28, 2012, 10:42:57 AMIt's a bit ironic then that Debian (and presumably Ubuntu) still use .simutrans for the official builds then!
Quote from: mhubuntu on December 28, 2012, 10:45:37 AMAt first, why do you need this folder? I see a settings.xml (one don't touch that!), a default.sve (whatever it is) a maps and save dir (which you don't touch either) and at the very last a screenshot folder. Okay. I can understand that you may access the screenshot folder, but there could be a better way of doing this, e.g. put it into the picture directory and then into a subfolder called simutrans.Second, you can make the hidden folder visible as well as the non visible ones. You write to the FAQ (I think you have one?!) that there is a folder called .simutrans and how to access/find it.
Quote from: Markohs on December 28, 2012, 01:55:42 PMWhy not allowing both options indead so everyone is happy? We can allways check for the "~/simutrans", if it doesn't exist, check for "~/.simutrans" and if none of them exist, use and create the first one
Quote from: Mailaender on December 28, 2012, 09:35:34 PMHow can I change this to the Debian/Ubuntu default on compile time without patching? I want to make an FHS compatible openSUSE package.
Quote from: prissi on December 28, 2012, 09:27:27 PMin fact it may even be written in Java.
Quote from: Mailaender on December 28, 2012, 09:35:34 PMIn fact FHS goes into detail and requires a .dot directory http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html#HOMEUSERHOMEDIRECTORIES How can I change this to the Debian/Ubuntu default on compile time without patching? I want to make an FHS compatible openSUSE package.
Quote from: kierongreen on December 28, 2012, 11:07:46 PMOr load it from the main simuconf file. That way distributions can choose which method without having to apply patches to the source.
Quote from: Mailaender on December 28, 2012, 11:14:37 PMThis way even the end user can decide. Steam solved it this way, too. Default to ~/.steam and ~/.local/share/Steam/ but expose this configuration and have it changeable via the settings GUI.
Quote from: Ters on January 25, 2013, 07:43:34 PMIf an uncluttered home directory is the goal, moving files out of the simutrans directory into the home directory seems the wrong choice, even if it is hidden.
Quote from: zcchen on January 26, 2013, 05:55:21 AMBut if the user config directory is hidden, and someone do not want it to be hidden, he/she can just make an visible soft link to it. But it is not possible to make that backward.
Quote from: paco_m on January 26, 2013, 08:57:48 PMI have 119 automatically generated directories of different applications in my home directory, 118 apps created directories with dot as first character (that means hidden directories) and 1 (=Simturans !) a visible directory.Do you think I would like to have all the 119 doing that?