> "scott mc" <scottmc2@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > What's the purpose of the new /boot/common directory? > > I'm working on a port of a simple program called FIGlet which asks > > for > > a location to put it's font directory. Would the common directory > > be > > the location for this? such as /boot/common/FIGlet-fonts > > I've no idea what FIGlet will be, but the "common" directory is, as > the > name tries to imply, a directory that is common to all users. IOW > there > is a system directory where only Haiku's core stuff is, there is a > common directory where apps and resources are for all users of the > machine (read-only, also distribution related stuff would go there), > and there is the "home" folder, that is only for you. > It's described in the bebook despite the fact that BeOS didn't have it: http://www.beunited.org/bebook/The%20Storage%20Kit/misc.html#Directories :) François.