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Re: windows location of config files (was: Re: config files on Windows)

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2002-03-27 19:56:33 CET

Greg Stein wrote:

>On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 05:59:37PM -0600, Jay Freeman (saurik) wrote:
>>There is a small redistributable in the Platform SDK for this. It is
>>SHFolder.exe, and can be installed alone (without IE4) to give SHFolder.dll,
>>which contains that API. There is a HOWTO in MSDN about this: "HOWTO:
>>Obtain the Location of Special Folders for a Migration DLL".
>Yes, we should be doing this. Including, redist of that DLL. We should still
>dynamically run-time test its existence. If the DLL is not present, then
>flat-out punt on per-user config files. (always use the registry tho)
>>Personally, I'd like to see the system-wide configuration stored in the same
>>directory as the svn.exe binary.
>That is the best place for it. There is no reason to locate it in a system
>folder when the .exe's folder works very well (and is easily located).
Please, let's not even think about that. It would mean that only someone
who can install software on the machine can change the site-wide
configuration. That's not nice.

Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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