On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 2:44 PM, Carlos Martín Nieto <c...@elego.de> wrote:
> Lanoxx <lan...@gmx.net> writes:
>> Hi,
>> Git and Gitk are currently using the ~/.gitconfig and ~/.gitk files in
>> the $HOME directory. It would be nice to use the XDG Base Directory
>> standard for the location instead, see [1] and [2]. Are there any
>> plans regarding this standard?
> Git does this starting at 1.7.12. See the release notes, e.g. at
> https://github.com/git/git/blob/master/Documentation/RelNotes/1.7.12.txt#L18-23
>    cmn

I do not recall whether gitk learned about it (I don't think so).

Like all big sweeping changes, these were done in a
backwards-compatible way that will allow users to switch over when
they are ready.  If you are interested in attacking this from the gitk
angle then you will want to follow a similar strategy.
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