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Auer, Karl James
2003-12-16, 21:25
Hi Dean.

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> von dean blackketter
> I'm considering consolidating all of our
> configuration and add-ons to a single folder
> that would be placed appropriately on different
> platforms.

For Unix - don't do it!

I suggest no builtin defaults at all apart from the location of the main configuration file (which should also be overrideable via the command line). Make sure that sensible defaults are in the distributed configuration file. That way you get maximum flexibility, and it still works out of the box.

Regards, K.

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andreas
2003-12-17, 05:49
> For Unix - don't do it!
> I suggest no builtin defaults at all apart from the location of the main configuration file (which should also be overrideable via the command line). Make sure that sensible defaults are in the distributed configuration file. That way you get maximum flexibility, and it still works out of the box.

I think I agree here, but I alsolike to see a command line option
to override default Plugins/IR/HTML directory perhaps...

just my 0.02sek ;)
rgds
/a

Roy M. Silvernail
2003-12-17, 15:40
On Wednesday 17 December 2003 07:49, andreas wrote:
> > For Unix - don't do it!
> > I suggest no builtin defaults at all apart from the location of the main
> > configuration file (which should also be overrideable via the command
> > line). Make sure that sensible defaults are in the distributed
> > configuration file. That way you get maximum flexibility, and it still
> > works out of the box.
>
> I think I agree here, but I alsolike to see a command line option
> to override default Plugins/IR/HTML directory perhaps...

Assuming the mantle of the *nix Bigot for a moment... :-D

The only command-line option necessary is the location of the config file.
All other options are held in that file. (no, I'm not advocating pulling out
the current options... just offering the conventional wisdom)

andreas
2003-12-18, 05:20
Roy M. Silvernail wrote:
> On Wednesday 17 December 2003 07:49, andreas wrote:
>>I think I agree here, but I alsolike to see a command line option
>>to override default Plugins/IR/HTML directory perhaps...
>
> Assuming the mantle of the *nix Bigot for a moment... :-D
> The only command-line option necessary is the location of the config file.
> All other options are held in that file. (no, I'm not advocating pulling out
> the current options... just offering the conventional wisdom)

Same shit, different location :)

As long as I'm able to configure the location of whatever and more,
I'm in the happy-camper-camp!

rgds
/andreas