XDG v0.5.2 released


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= XDG Base Directory Standard for Ruby

http://xdg.rubyforge.org

== Introduction

XDG provides an easy to use module for utilizing the XDG Base Directory
Standard[1].

If your program utilizes user or system-wide support files (eg.
configuration files), you owe it to yourself to checkout the XDG
standard.

What’s next? The API should be stable now. I do not forsee and reasons
for it to change. In the future, I may add some additional ruby-esque
features, perhaps for other parts of the XDG utilities, but that should
be purely in addition to what is already here. If all this holds true
for a while a 1.0 release will be forth-coming.

[1]http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html

== Release Notes

This release requires rbconfig.rb and uses system entries in place of
hardcoded FHS locations.

0.5.2 / 2009-05-30

  • 1 Major Enhancement

    • replaced hardcoded system directories with rbconfig entries.

== Usage

XDG is a module with a small set of easy to use methods:

XDG.config_home
XDG.config_dirs
XDG.config_find(pattern){ |path| … }
XDG.config_select(pattern){ |path| … }

XDG.data_home
XDG.data_dirs
XDG.data_find(pattern){ |path| … }
XDG.data_select(pattern){ |path| … }

XDG.cache_home
XDG.cache_find(pattern){ |path| … }
XDG.cache_select(pattern){ |path| … }

XDG.config_work
XDG.cache_work

If you know XDG these are pretty much self-explanitory. But see the
RDocs for specifics.

== Installation

Using RubyGems:

$ sudo gem install xdg

Installing the tarball requires Ruby Setup (see
http://setup.rubyforge.org).

$ tar -xvzf xdg-0.5.2
$ cd xdg-0.5.2
$ sudo setup.rb all

== Development

Visit http://rubyforge.org/projects/xdg

== Copyright

Copyright © 2008 Tiger Ops / 7rans Distributed under the terms of the
MIT license.