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Re: Fwd: Re: Config file relocation


On 08/31/2014 11:07 AM, jp charras wrote:
Le 31/08/2014 13:59, Moses McKnight a écrit :
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Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] Config file relocation
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:58:31 -0500
From: Moses McKnight <moses@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Lorenzo Marcantonio <l.marcantonio@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

On 08/31/2014 03:27 AM, Lorenzo Marcantonio wrote:
On Sat, Aug 30, 2014 at 07:56:16PM -0500, Moses McKnight wrote:

I would like to move the kicad config files in linux to a more "proper"
location as defined by the FreeDesktop specification here:

Specifically this would put the files in $HOME/.config/kicad.

Yay for not putting junk in the home :D having here the fp-lib-table is
really ugly. I don't care if it's .config/kicad or .kicad (I don't
really like many of the freedesktop standard) but having all the stuff
in one place is really better.

At first I thought I could just change bin_mod.cpp, but figured out that
there were three other places that would need changing as well to catch
everything.  So I made a new function in common.h/.cpp called
GetNewConfig(...) and changed the four other files to call that
instead of
creating a wxConfig() object.

Be warned: IIRC there were also serious issues on windows since the
config classes in wx are tied to the registry or something like that (I
tried to do that in the past, it didn't go well :D); careful checking is

As I mentioned, I didn't change how it is done in Windows, so the
configs are still in the registry there.  If desired it would be trivial
to put them in config files in %APPADATA%\kicad as well.  wxConfig by
default uses the registry in Windows, but that can be changed easily.

I tested it on Linux and On Windows.
It works fine.

If nobody complains, I'll commit you patch soon.


Do you think it would be good to make it automatically move the old files to the new location, or just inform the users of the need to do that if they don't want to re-enter their settings? The file names in ~/.config/kicad will not have the dot in front, so instead of ".eeschema" it will be simply "eeschema". If it would be better to still have them be dot files, I can change that. This would make it so the old config files could simply be moved and not have to be re-named - if it is done manually.

Also, should the global fp-lib-table be moved as well? I did not look at that one.


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