[Pidgin] #10029: Support XDG dir structure

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Fri Mar 2 17:54:02 EST 2018

#10029: Support XDG dir structure
 Reporter:  salinasv   |       Owner:  EionRobb
     Type:  task       |      Status:  closed
Milestone:  3.0.0      |   Component:  libpurple
  Version:             |  Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:  XDG 3.0.0  |

Comment (by sergem):

 Oh, you've done it anyway... :( Can you at least tell why?

 Why not just keep all the files in a single directory, whether it's
 ~/.purple or ~/.config/purple, just all in one place?

 Was it because XDG standard says you should do it? Well, it doesn't. XDG
 standards say nothing about $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/<appname> (but FHS explicitly
 says it should be $HOME/.<appname>). Then why scattering files around,
 making backup/restore and pidgin regression testing harder? What's the
 bright side? Is there any?

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/10029#comment:26>
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