On Tue, 2010-07-27 at 08:24 +0200, Milan Crha wrote: > does this mean that one would be able to keep .evolution folder as is, > with some XDG foo? You know, sometimes is useful to run 2.30.x while > developing 2.31.x on the same machine, where your change makes it > impossible. > > But if it's possible, do you know the XDG foo to achieve it?
It's not possible to set the XDG environment variables to mimic Evolution's existing directory layout. I suppose you could try playing games with soft links, but I won't recommend anything like that. Easiest approach I can think of is to rename your ~/.evolution directory to something else before running 2.31.6 or later (that goes for both Evo and the D-Bus services). That will prevent migration from occurring. Then rename it back to ~/.evolution before running 2.30.x. I haven't tried this myself, but I anticipate you'll notice some UI state missing the first time you run 2.31.6 and it will have to recreate all your cached data, but your user preferences and account settings in GConf should carry over. You -will- however get the duplicate local ESource glitch, since both 2.30.x and 2.31.6 will still be writing to the same GConf keys. So just be aware of that. Once we have both stable and unstable versions compliant with the XDG base directory spec, this will get a lot easier to manage. You'll be able to set up as many separate Evolution profiles as you want in the same user account, making it much easier to test things like first time setup experience or meeting negotiations between multiple "users", all without harming your normal working profile. _______________________________________________ evolution-hackers mailing list email@example.com To change your list options or unsubscribe, visit ... http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/evolution-hackers