Re: [RFC] "Documents Folder" icon in "system:/"
Kévin Ottens <ervin <at> ipsquad.net>
2005-08-02 12:42:36 GMT
Le Mardi 2 Août 2005 13:26, James Richard Tyrer a écrit :
> We do need to separate these two classes of files. Nothing is gained by
> mixing the user's files and the computer's files. This has been an
> issue since DOS 2.x
Let me disagree here. Having separation because one class is hidden and not
the other is enough for me.
> Well, most systems are not "properly setup" then.
Sorry, but most systems are properly setup. I rarely see non-hidden
configuration files in home folders...
> Actually, in addition
> to those configuration files that are supposed to be hidden (some are
> NOT), there is also a "bin" directory. I also have an Install directory
> with some misc. stuff in it, but on a real multi-user system (where you
> don't have root privilege), if you install software for a single user,
> you are going to have a lot of stuff that isn't hidden. You are going
> to have source files in "src" and when you install with a prefix of
> $HOME, you are going to have a lot of stuff that isn't hidden.
It really depends how you work. If you're able to install software yourself by
hand (and from source even), you should be able to have it hidden with little
> Other people told me that this confused users. The example was that the
> user that saved their video files in HOME rather than Documents because
> they didn't think that they were documents.