The Blender manual states in this article that 2.79 introduces a new Template System. This empowers the user to dynamically change aspects of Blender, like the startup splash screen, keyboard layouts, certain scripts, etc. The beauty of this is that users can create their own application on top of Blender when exploiting this.
I was following the manual as best as I could, but my templates never actually show up. This is the content of the folder I'm currently using:
The folder location is set via environment variables
BLENDER_USER_SCRIPTS. So they are not at their Default, but this has always been working nicely for me.
I would now expect to either be able to switch to that template either using the Splash Screen or the File Menu. But my custom template isn't listed anywhere. What am I missing? Even if I manually generate a ZIP file and use
Install Template from File, Blender puts the files in that location just fine, but never actually shows or loads the template.