freedesktop specs

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Thu Oct 23 16:10:32 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2014-10-22 at 16:06 -0400, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

>         What do other WG members think?
> While I focused on xdg base dir spec, I would like WG members to look
> at which specs are at a mature stage and require them
> along with xdg base dir. itself doesn't make that very
> clear.   

I personally think that this entire angle of 'approval/exception' for
'allowing' applications onto the Workstation is a bit misguided, in
particular for something like this.

It is worth keeping the overall goal in mind: We want to offer
high-quality applications to the Workstation users - as many as

It is one thing to write guidelines about best practices for logos,
icons and such - those are things that can be fixed up in packaging.

Changing the location of config files on the filesystem is much more
involved, and really needs upstream acceptance of the change. Otherwise,
you're invalidating all the documentation that talks about
configuration, and information that our users find on the internet will
confusingly not apply to the Fedora fork of the app.

Therefore, I think we can't be too strict about this; we can certainly
recommend this as best practice, and continue pushing for this as we've
already done here:
But I don't think we can exclude apps based on this, if we want to be
serious about having the best-of-breed applications available.

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