Linux Teams directory structure, log file format and notification area icon

Pikkarainen, Janne 36 Reputation points


Thanks for releasing Teams for Linux, much appreciated!

Earlier today I posted some observations about the client on LinkedIn, and got suggested that I should post here, so here I am. Here's a copy-paste of what I wrote to LinkedIn:

  • In Linux, ~/.config directory should contain only the configuration files like the name says, and any logs, caches, temporary files etc should go under ~/.local/share/ directory, or whatever directory XDG_DATA_HOME environment variable has been set to. Now, in just matter of hours, my Teams client has stored 137 MB worth of ... something... under my precious ~/.config/.
  • The log file contains Windows newlines (\r\n) instead of the standard Unix (\n) newlines, which is not ideal, should I ever need to debug any issues.
  • At least with a dark OS theme I have in my KDE I cannot see Teams icon in the notification area at all, there's just a grey placeholder.

Thank you :)


Skype for Business Linux
Skype for Business Linux
Skype for Business: A Microsoft communications service that provides communications capabilities across presence, instant messaging, audio/video calling, and an online meeting experience that includes audio, video, and web conferencing.Linux: A family of open-source Unix-like operating systems.
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  1. Marian Javorka - MSFT 946 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Thank you for your feedback and your time.
    We are aware of the directory issue and it is next on our list of improvements. When we finish this work, we will post a new update to the app.

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  1. Pikkarainen, Janne 36 Reputation points

    Hmm. Interesting. A notification area icon appeared hours later automatically without me doing anything special, I did not restart Teams application or anything, just had the laptop running.

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  2. Pikkarainen, Janne 36 Reputation points

    Great, thank you! I'll mark your answer as accepted :D

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  3. Michal Petřek 1 Reputation point

    After year and a few months directory issue is still here. Same as author I really appreciate Teams on linux, but I would also appreciate if linux version respected linux conventions. If Microsoft is not able/doesn't want to maintain linux version up to date with windows version, give us at least this please. Minimized startup on login would be awesome too.

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  4. David Antliff 6 Reputation points

    It's 2022 and this still isn't fixed. My ~/.config/Microsoft directory is in excess of 500 MB. Not surprising that Microsoft would ignore convention and do their own thing though.

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