Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 21:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ever since I started using computers, I've been baffled by the relative clumsiness of installing applications. Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape), the '90s (running Keen or using installers in Windows 95), or the modern days (still those installers, but now also package management and self-contained applications); it's all relatively cumbersome, and they all have their downsides. I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and come up with my idealistic, utopian method of installing, running, updating, and uninstalling applications.
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by Adam S on Tue 6th May 2008 00:08 UTC
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Why store user info in /Users/User1/ and settings in /Settings/User1?

Why wouldn't you use /Users/User1/settings for settings? You want the home directory to be less portable? Less backup-able?

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RE: Why?
by xiaokj on Tue 6th May 2008 15:18 in reply to "Why?"
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Real separability. For example, many people who test distros will want to share /home, but later find themselves with overlapping Settings that do not work with the other distros.

These days I maintain my files in /home/xiaokj/Link and make the link to some central repository (another partition). It would be nice if I need not do that, but rather link specific apps' settings (like IM/Email that is really supposed to be persistant) instead of making sure the dozen other settings that should be separate (like Xauthority, KDE/Gnome settings...)

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RE[2]: Why?
by siride on Tue 6th May 2008 16:14 in reply to "RE: Why?"
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So it's basically doing the same thing that so many people complain about with the rest of the file system. Scattering files all over the place.

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