Documenting the Downloads Folder

David Siegel david.siegel at
Tue Oct 13 20:54:43 UTC 2009

Sorry - I invoke my first cycle excuse! I also did not realize  
documentation was tied to the release. I assumed we had some fancy  
online documentation wiki thingamabob :)


On Oct 13, 2009, at 12:31 PM, Matthew East wrote:

> Hi David,
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 6:32 PM, David Siegel <david.siegel at 
> > wrote:
>> Hi docs team!
>> With,
>> downloaded files now go to a "Downloads" folder within the user's  
>> home
>> folder, with a bookmark for "Downloads" in the Places menu and the
>> Nautilus Places sidebar. I was unable to find existing documentation
>> for working with downloaded files, but this change may warrant
>> documentation. Perhaps it could be added to documentation explaining
>> the default XDG user directories for pictures, videos, documents,  
>> etc.
>> if it exists?
> Unfortunately it is way too late in the cycle to add documentation -
> our string freeze passed on 1 October and final freeze for karmic is
> only two days away. This is definitely something that we should look
> into for the next release cycle - if you'd like to file a bug so that
> we can track the issue, that would be great.
> Incidentally, I see that your email was dated 9 October but was only
> delivered to my email today - did others get it earlier? If it's not
> just my email address, I'll look into this as Canonical email
> addresses should be whitelisted for posting to this list.
> -- 
> Matthew East
> gnupg pub 1024D/0E6B06FF

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