Pref Migration Summary

Luke Schierer lschiere at
Wed Apr 18 16:14:13 EDT 2007

On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 09:40:38AM -0500, Mark Doliner wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Apr 2007 01:39:36 -0500, Kevin M Stange wrote
> > We need to consider .gaim subdirectories that are foreign.  Some plugins
> > use .gaim for their own files, and if we don't copy these and the 
> > user upgrades their plugins, these data files will be "lost."
> > 
> > The question is, do we copy these files or do we leave this as an
> > exercise for the plugin authors?
> > 
> > Additionally, we have "smileys", "plugins" (probably not worth 
> > copying since these will not load), and "icons" (are we going to 
> > disown the old cache, or copy it?).
> Good points.  We should probably not move foreign files and subdirectories. 
> Plugins should be responsible for moving their files and subdirectories.  And
> we shouldn't move plugins.
> List of files to copy:
> accels (this is autogenerated by us/gtk, right?)
> accounts.xml
> blist.xml
> dict (from the word replacement plugin)
> pounces.xml
> prefs.xml
> status.xml
> List of directories to move then symlink:
> icons/
> logs/
> smileys/

Where do we stand on this, have any of the recent commits moved us
closer to solving how we deal with prefs?


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