Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
Posts: 730 from 2003/2/24
From: aGaS & CUAZ Al...
I have simple question (kind of poll) to MorphOS users. The question is: Where do you prefer save preference file of an application?
2. ENV: and ENVARC:
In my opinion the first case is not good solution. The second case is classic AmigaOS solution. The third place is new MorphOS standard. This directory contains preference files of e.g.: Jukebox, MagicBeacon, Shuffle.
1. Tooltypes or config files are ok
2&3 it's not ok because it pollutes my system with files without my consent. Each app can do unexpected things and scatter files all over my hd. It's easier for me to do a backup with lha of the contents of a directory than looking for each individual file at envarc/prefs/whatever.
Tooltypes are a good idea for a demo.
An app should be unpacked to a directory and that's all. No installers, no package managers. Grunch is nice but I prefer to keep backups of my lhas... If author dissapears and repository dies no backups Will be available. Aminet IS prefered: mirrors worldwide and enough visible. Checking out each author webpage is a pain in the ass. Grunch installing stuff located at aminet servers os nice... Personal servers aren't good in the long term... See itix server for example.[ Edited by Crumb 13.06.2017 - 16:56 ]