Feature Requests item #1084997, was opened at 2004-12-14 04:27
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Category: win32
Group: None
>Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: Stefan (basadai)
Assigned to: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Summary: use HOME if there is no GAIMHOME?

Initial Comment:
When GAIMHOME started being used instead of 
HOME in win32 lots of people had problems. Why not 
use the HOME variable if there is no GAIMHOME?

I, and I believe many others, already have a HOME 
variable set for other "unixy" programs under win32 
and I prefer not clutter the envionment with 
unnecessary variables.



Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2007-04-20 11:00

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As we are closing this tracker, please submit any feature request that is
still valid to http://developer.pidgin.im.  Thanks. 


Comment By: Daniel Atallah (datallah)
Date: 2004-12-14 11:51

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The impetus for the change from HOME to GAIMHOME is that
exact scenario; people would have %HOME% set/changed at some
point by cygwin or some other program, and suddenly the gaim
profile disappeared.

Using a unique environment variable prevents this confusion
from happening.

A few people might have had initial problems, but the vast
majority of users didn't have HOME set, and so this won't
affect them.

I don't think you need to worry about "clutter", one more
environment variable doesn't make a difference.

There is potentially some validity to an argument that a
registry entry should be used instead of an environment
variable, but I don't really see much value in making that

At any rate, this isn't a bug.


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