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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RE[2]: Designed for Haiku?
by renox on Tue 6th May 2008 07:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Designed for Haiku?"
renox
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I don't think that separating the user and its setup configuration files is a good idea: this means that when you want to backup your account, you need to save two directories not one..

As for the cleaness point of view as long as all the configuration files are in the setting directory, I don't think that this is dirty.

That said, I've been convinced recently that purely hierarchical file is impossible to get 'right' so if the user documents and his configuration file are tagged by his login name (automatically) then the backup of the user's data becomes far more easy..

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