I like arduino and I want to use it but the IDE is a disaster.
1 - I don't want it to use a directory 'Arduino' in my home directory, if everything I installed did that I'd have dozens (if not hundreds) of directories in my home directory. It should be possible to install it in a system directory or maybe in /opt.
2 - It should use the normal system configuration areas, not a unique directory called .arduino or .arduino15
3 - It shoudn't put a load of libraries and other files in the .arduino15 configuration area
Yes, I changed the sketchbook.path in preferences.txt in ~/.arduino15 and that prevents the creation of ~/Arduino but that's when I noticed all the files under ~/arduino15/packages. Most of these seem to be in the base arduino installation as well. What a mess!
I'm not surprised that newer versions of the Arduino IDE haven't got into the major distributions, they really aren't to well organised!
Is there any information anywhere about how one can do a 'tidy' installation?