@d-healey said in Linux standalone instrument application and settings folder locations:
/home/.config is a folder. . on GNU/Linux means the folder is a hidden folder. The default vst folder is /home/.vst or /home/.vst3/ and LV2 plugins go in /home/.lv2`. I'm pretty sure most users are familiar with this.
Windows and (especially) MacOS like to tell users what to do, GNU/Linux is a little more flexible generally, depending on the distro and desktop environment.
Okay, that´s a big part of why a lot of people choose Linux instead of the others. That´s a part of the platform and most experienced users or intermediate will handle that fine. The obviousness/strictness of a mac is a big part of why an answer can be found almost anywhere. And having rules for it is a big part of a platform. Nevertheless, freedom is in the whole Linux air. To be respected.
You can download an installer I created here to try it out.
Will do! Thanks a lot for the info.
This info should really go in the docs. The paths on Linux is an essential part of docs. One fine day. Perhaps I´ll get there first, you never know.