03-10-200809:40 AM - last edited on 08-21-200801:41 PM by Support
Note (August 2008): Thanks to all of the users who have provided feedback on these proposals. At this time, NI is likely to proceed with the proposed LabVIEW API to access system directories. However, NI has suspended plans to implement the proposed changes to the LabVIEW directory structure. The proposed LabVIEW directory changes originated internally based on anticipated demand for NI to adhere to Microsoft Vista's directory recommendations. Since imposing a new directory structure impacts Alliance members and many of our other customers, we have decided to suspend these changes until there is a greater customer demand.
The proposed API for accessing system directories will be supported on all platforms. Do you agree with our cross-platform names (User Documents, Public Preferences, etc.) and their associated disk locations??
In the Directory Types - Public Documents section of the document, you mention that "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents" on a Windows XP machine would match "/Library/Application Support" on a MacOS machine. Would "/Users/Shared/Documents" or "/Users/Shared/Public" be a more logical choice on the MacOS platform?