I'm slowly getting fed up with the number of dotfiles I've got in my home
Recent software ([[Openbox 3]], [[ROX-Filer]], [[GNOME]] 2) has started moving
~/.somedir/app, but there's no
standardisation, so I now have several of these directories in my home
It would be useful to have a standard which gave each program a
~/.config/appname/ directory into which it could stash its config
files; perhaps a freedesktop.org standard would be useful for this.
It would be possible to add this to existing apps without breaking backwards
compatibility; first try the new location, and then only if it can't be found
use the old location.
Many applications -- particularly those from the XFCE project -- have now started to move towards this arrangement.