[Bf-committers] Setting a default system scripts directory
jmsoler at free.fr
jmsoler at free.fr
Tue Sep 22 07:02:07 CEST 2009
Why have we do to make things very complex for basic users when they are
already very simple ? The only good thing to do is replace the hidden /.blender
by a simple /blender.
Selon raphael <dwarf at free.fr>:
> Hi all,
> Here's just a "end-user" point of view on this.
> I'm using linux since 10 years but i'm not a geek,
> my knowledge is basic. I know where the config files
> are, but i avoid to touch them.
> For most users like me, the .blender dir is not a
> config dir, because it contains the scripts dir -
> where you have to put "this great script found on internet".
> If this dir is in /usr/local or /usr/share, you
> have to play with sudo each time you need to tweak
> something in the script dir... annoying..
> An other thing, the UNIX tree is not the same on all linux
> distributions. Sometimes, you don't have /opt - which
> need root access to be created.
> If you have a .blender in /home/__user__, it's quite the same. You
> have to display hidden files to go there (
> numerous users won't never find it).. annoying too...
> Last week, i have installed MakeHuman, and it created
> a folder in my home dir
> For my uses, it's the right place - It do not contains
> important files (the application can run without) and
> it's easy to find and remember where all my scripts and
> user settings are stored.
> hope it's clear, my English is basic
> Kent Mein a écrit :
> > In reply to Martin Poirier (theeth at yahoo.com):
> > I'm responding to Martin's post here but also to other stuff mentioned
> > above. I don't think we should exclude windows and OSX in this as
> > Campbell suggested in the first post. OSX is a unix variant and should
> > behave just like the others. (I'm ok with not using .blender for OSX
> > but I think it should have a "SYSTEM DIR" and behave in the same way the
> > UNIX version does even if it uses slightly different directories to be more
> > Mac friendly.
> > I also think that unless your installing blender to /usr whatever you
> > shouldn't put the "SYSTEM DIR" in /usr if you put blender2.5 in say
> > /opt/blender2.5 the scripts and what not should be in there, not in
> > /usr/share/blender2.5, thats the way all the other software works, don't
> > just assume everyone is going to install it in a specific location...
> >> Does that mean we're dropping support for having the .blender folder next
> to the binary? This is useful when running different branches with the same
> version number (think GSOC).
> >> If that's kept (I hope it is), I propose that <bin>/.blender takes
> priority over ~/.blender (IIRC, that's what it does right now).
> > Ah,
> > I hate to disagree but I think this is just the opposite of how it
> > should work. I think it does complicate things but maybe a solution is
> > to have ENV overrides that way I could have:
> > using .blender
> > /soft/blender2.5/.blender (or whatever were naming it...)
> > /soft/blender3.0/.blender
> > ~/.blender
> > ~/.blender3.0
> > then I could configure my env so if I'm using blender3.0
> > BLENDERDIR = ~/.blender3.0 instead of the default, ~/.blender
> > Kent
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