libxdgmm

I think the Portland Project from freedesktop.org, is a great idea and
everyone should be supporting it in their applications.

I’ve just created a very small C++ wrapper (libxdgmm) for accessing XDG more easily. To use it, you need libxdgmm.h and libxdgmm.cpp. Just add these to your project and then use them like so:

#include <libxdgmm/libxdg.h>
 
int main(int argc, char** argv)
{
  if (!xdg::IsInstalled()) std::cout<<"XDG is not installed"<<std::endl;
  else {
    std::string data;
    xdg::GetDataHome(data);
    std::cout<<"data=\""<<data<<"\""<<std::endl;
 
    std::string config;
    xdg::GetConfigHome(config);
    std::cout<<"config=\""<<config<<"\""<<std::endl;
 
    // Obviously these have to exist to work.  You can translate the error code returned by calling xdg::GetOpenErrorString(int result);
    xdg::OpenFile("/home/chris/dev/cMd3Loader.cpp");
    xdg::OpenFolder("/home/chris/");
    xdg::OpenURL("http://chris.iluo.net");
  }
 
  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
}

I still have to wrap some of the other functionality, such as XDG_DESKTOP_DIR, XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR, XDG_MUSIC_DIR, desktop-file-utils, xdg-desktop-menu and xdg-desktop-icon etc. I will wrap these as I need them (Or at special request). I don’t think I will be supporting xdg-screensaver or xdg-mime as I don’t have a use for them right now.

2 thoughts on “libxdgmm”

  1. This is a great idea. I was about to add support for XDG in my project, your wrapper looks just like what I need. Thanks.

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