On Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 8:36 PM, Dotan Cohen<dotanco...@gmail.com> wrote: > We've been through that one and although I think that a hidden > directory would be best (Because Zim is used to manipulate the data, > not a file manager. Do you want your Firefox profile in a non-hidden > directory? Your Gnome settings?) I accept your decision as the project > developer. How about checking if a ~/Notes directory exists, if yes > checking if it is or Zim origin, and if yes using it. If not, then > either trying another sensible name (ZimNotes, maybe) or asking the > user to select a name.
But there is exactly my point, settings, profiles and caches go in hidden directories, data does not. In my view settings are more or less expandable - sure you do not want to loose them easily, but if you do you can re-create them fairly easily. Data on the other hand is much more valuable. I think the precedent for putting data in hidden folders was created by email clients. Probably this happened because the email was not considered stored data, but more like a cache of the data that lives on the server. I for one still like my email client to store emails under "~/Mail". Yes I agree that good defaults make a program more user friendly. But hiding data from the user in my opinion does not. Regards, Jaap _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp