User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20080208 Fedora/188.8.131.52-1.fc8 Firefox/184.108.40.206 Build Identifier: prism-0.9.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2 a new version of prism creates "WebApps" folder within user's home folder. as this folder contains only files used by prism, I guess, it should be a hidden folder. I don't like when applications are creating any visible folder within my home. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. create a new web app link 2. prism creates ~/WebApps folder Actual Results: folder is not hidden Expected Results: folder should be hidden I think, the best would be to create ~/.prism/WebApps folder so it's easy to guess where prism is storing its files.
I absolutely support that! Creating anything in user personal space without asking first is sooo Microsoft-ish. Just downloaded and installed 0.9, I can see nice improvements overall, but what WebApps dir is awful. :(
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Update: it seems there is no way to change location of that unfortunate folder. I've been trying to move it away from ~/, but I couldn't find any kind of prism config file, where I could change path accordingly. Seems like $HOME/WebApps path is hardcoded within prism itself... What a bummer! :(
(In reply to comment #2) > Update: it seems there is no way to change location of that unfortunate folder. > I've been trying to move it away from ~/, but I couldn't find any kind of prism > config file, where I could change path accordingly. Seems like $HOME/WebApps > path is hardcoded within prism itself... What a bummer! :( Indeed it is. But I've confirmed the bug, and I agree it should probably go in a hidden folder of some sort. It will stay this way for 0.9 most likely, though.
OK, I'll wait patiently for the next release then..
Yes, we want to get 0.9 out the door exactly so we can get this type of feedback, which is much appreciated.
I'd vote for ~/.webapps since ~/.prism is where the profile data will live for each application and it might get crowded.
Personally, I'd go for any directory, which is not intrusive for user. ~/.webapps seems reasonable suggestion. Other thing (out of scope of this bug, however) is to create web apps *real* uninstaller, instead of instructing just to remove icon from desktop as a way of 'uninstalling' webapp...
Created attachment 307995 [details] [diff] [review] change location of webapp folder A very simple patch that changes the default webapp location to ~/.webapps It does no migration if a ~/WebApps directory already exists and is non-empty, which would be unnecessarily complicated (since we have no installer). I think it's OK to just post a note with the next release saying people should move ~/WebApps to ~/.webapps to migrate all webapps on Linux.
Assignee: nobody → nossralf
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #307995 - Flags: review?(mark.finkle)
Comment on attachment 307995 [details] [diff] [review] change location of webapp folder landed
Attachment #307995 - Flags: review?(mark.finkle) → review+
Fixed in trunk.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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