"Directory location Mac/Linux of RM building blocks possibly not correct since version 5"
I was looking into RM building blocks and was curious to know where these are physically stored on disk. My "Local Repository" is symlinked to Google Drive so I always have everything wherever I go. I wanted to do the same thing for building blocks.
On Mac (and I suppose Linux) the RM 8.1 configuration files are stored in ~/.RapidMiner. Inside that directory there's a folder "buildingblocks". However, when I create a building block in RM this directory remains empty. It turns out that RM writes the building block XML directly to ~/.RapidMiner instead of this (more logical) "buildingblocks" folder because I see the file
instead of ~/.RapidMiner/buildingblocks/Retrieve1.buildingblock
When the building blocks are 1 level up I cannot easily symlink them to somewhere else. I'd like to symlink the whole "buildingblocks" directory to Google Drive but if it stays empty that's a bit pointless
Could you perhaps submit a bug report for this and fix this? It would greatly help my way of working.