Josselin Mouette wrote: > Le samedi 22 novembre 2008 à 00:27 +0100, Andrew M. a écrit : >> Hi. >> I recently developed a small GNOME applet and I wanted to share it among a >> few friends. It uses a couple of files to save settings and I was >> wondering what's the best location to store them. >> Is ~/.myapplet/ acceptable or should I use another folder? > > If it’s an applet using libpanel-applet, you should really use GConf to > store the values so that the configuration can be instantiated once for > each instance of the applet. > > If it’s merely an application using the notification area, you can use > ~/.myapplet/ or ~/.gnome2/myapplet/, or course - but if you’re looking > for a way to store user settings, GConf is the recommended way as well. If you are not using GConf, I'd recommend to use the XDG basedir spec , rather then ~/.myapplet/ Glib already has support for this, see the g_get_user_config_dir() function (I'd recommend to install devhelp and libglib2.0-doc for easier access of the glib API doc) HTH, Michael  http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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