IPython should follow the XDG Base Directory spec for configuration

Bug #409277 reported by Bernd Schlapsi on 2009-08-05
This bug affects 2 people
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Brian Granger
ipython (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Could IPython please follow the XDG Base Directory Specification for the configuration/data directory on linux.

more infos here:
- http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html
- http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/pyxdg
- https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LittleDetails#Use%20XDG%20folders

I am using:
python 2.6.2
ipython 0.9.1
Ubuntu 9.04 with latest updates

Brian Granger (ellisonbg) wrote :

We definitely need to look at this as we have recently refactored our config system.

Changed in ipython:
milestone: none → 0.11
assignee: nobody → Brian Granger (ellisonbg)
status: New → Confirmed

IPython 0.12.1 still uses ~/.ipython.

Thomas Kluyver (takluyver) wrote :

It uses ~/.ipython if that already exists, to support users upgrading from older versions. But if you haven't used older versions, it uses the XDG config folder.

Julian Taylor (jtaylor) on 2013-04-01
Changed in ipython (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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