Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#1605 closed enhancement (wontfix)

MPlayer config directory

Reported by: mystra_x64@… Owned by: reimar
Priority: normal Component: core
Version: 1.0rc2 Severity: minor
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MPlayer ignores $XDG_CONFIG_HOME environment variable.

As per XDG Base Directory Specification at

$XDG_CONFIG_HOME defines the base directory relative to which user specific configuration files should be stored. If $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is either not set or empty, a default equal to $HOME/.config should be used.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by reimar

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

The XDG specification unfortunately lacks a "scope" section, as such it is hard to tell, however:
MPlayer (excluding the unmaintained gmplayer) is not an X-application. While it can indeed make use of X for video display, it can work just fine without X, using xvidx, mga overlay, ascii art or other output methods, not to mention that it has (admittedly unofficial) ports to e.g. BeOS/Zeta.
As such I'd expect the XDG stuff to not apply to it and conforming to it might actually be more confusing than helpful.

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