[Rubygems-developers] RubyGems 1.3.0 Upcoming

Hongli Lai hongli at phusion.nl
Wed Sep 17 16:55:49 EDT 2008

Eric Hodel wrote:
> No.  It is not cross-platform.

Could you elaborate on this? As far as I know, there is no true 
cross-platform standard on where to install user-specific files. 
Installing to ~/.local as per the XDG standard doesn't violate any 
existing standards, but does follow the standards which many Unix 
desktop software is already following. Installing to ~/.local doesn't 
break anything.

Besides, installing to ~/.local makes the user's home folder less messy.

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