xdg_user_dirs patches

Francois Gouget fgouget at free.fr
Fri Nov 30 05:35:14 CST 2007

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007, Alexandre Julliard wrote:
> Also these variables should take priority over the default heuristics, 
> and you most likely want to handle the desktop dir the same way.

I'm not sure we want to handle the desktop directory the same way. It's 
really a special case because applications often put their 'icons' on 
the desktop. So if the Windows desktop is just a symbolic link to the 
Unix one, the user will end up with a lot of 'xxx.lnk' files on his 
desktop. In particular these files will show the wrong icon: they will 
have the icon associated with 'lnk' files, instead of the one of the 
application they are supposed to start.

So I think it's best to keep the Windows desktop separate from the Unix 
one, and let winemenubuilder put 'xxx.desktop' files on the Unix desktop 
when appropriate.

Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr>              http://fgouget.free.fr/
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