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Re: WIN2K/XP BUG & WISHLIST: Amaya user directory

From: Brant Langer Gurganus <brantgurganus2001@cherokeescouting.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 13:00:43 -0500
Message-ID: <3E5517CB.2050805@cherokeescouting.org>
To: Maurizio Codogno <puntomaupunto@tin.it>, Amaya Mailing List <www-amaya@w3.org>
Maurizio Codogno wrote:

>>From: Jose Kahan <jose.kahan@w3.org>
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>>The problem is that this is the third change we do to this code for
>>finding the Windows user home dir. It seems it's not always the same
>>even in the same architecture.
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>Well, I just looked at the environment vars in XP, and I found no
>APPDATA :-)
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>Probably the best way to cope with this is a multilayer approach:
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>- if the environment variable AppData exists, use it as home directory;
>- otherwise, if the environment variable UserHome (or something like
>that) exists, use it as home directory;
>- otherwise, complain with user and tell her to set up a suitable
>environment variable;
>- if she forces a "go on", use C:\Amaya\ .
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>ciao, .mau.
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Let's take advantage of other open source projects and see how Mozilla 
or some other program does it.  From what I see, the starting point to 
find this out is somewhere around 
http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/profile/src/nsProfile.cpp#1548

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