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Bug 518598 - Get rid of .xchat2 and follow fd.o specifications
Get rid of .xchat2 and follow fd.o specifications
Product: xchat-gnome
Classification: Other
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
: ---
Assigned To: xchat-gnome maintainers
xchat-gnome maintainers
: 546081 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 523057
Reported: 2008-02-25 12:04 UTC by Lionel Dricot
Modified: 2019-02-23 02:51 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Patch to use XDG_CONFIG_DIR (830 bytes, patch)
2013-01-03 03:49 UTC, Patrick Griffis (tingping)
needs-work Details | Review

Description Lionel Dricot 2008-02-25 12:04:09 UTC
Xchat-gnome shouldn't create a .xchat2 folder.

According to fd.o specification, it should put user preferences in

Any user data should go to $XDG_DATA_HOME. I only see the list of used channels belonging to this folder.

Any cache stuffs should go to $XDG_CACHE_HOME

More infos :

The reason why I'm reporting this bug :
Comment 1 Christian Persch 2008-08-31 18:29:14 UTC
*** Bug 546081 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Sebastian 2011-05-24 22:35:58 UTC
Is this bug still present in the latest version of Xchat?
Comment 3 Sebastian 2012-02-16 20:30:35 UTC
I confirm this bug is still present.
Comment 4 Eric Heintzmann 2012-11-30 15:57:20 UTC
* ping
Comment 5 André Klapper 2012-11-30 16:20:43 UTC
A "ping" without addressing anybody and expressing what is wanted often isn't very successful.
Comment 6 Eric Heintzmann 2012-11-30 17:15:33 UTC
What is it planned about XDG Specification for xchat-gnome?
Comment 7 Patrick Griffis (tingping) 2013-01-03 03:49:13 UTC
Created attachment 232604 [details] [review]
Patch to use XDG_CONFIG_DIR
Comment 8 Sebastian 2013-01-05 23:25:31 UTC
Review of attachment 232604 [details] [review]:

I think this patch needs also some migration code to move existing configuration data to the new location. Otherwise the new version cannot find the existing profiles.
Comment 9 André Klapper 2019-02-23 02:51:11 UTC
xchat-gnome is not under active development anymore.
Its codebase has been archived:

Closing this report as WONTFIX as part of Bugzilla Housekeeping to reflect
reality. Please feel free to reopen this ticket (or rather reactivate the project
to GNOME Gitlab, as GNOME Bugzilla is deprecated) if anyone takes the
responsibility for active development again.
You may want to switch to Hexchat (or another IRC client that suits you).