[KDE/Mac] Thoughts on standard directories in Qt5 - QStandardPaths

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 05:08:03 UTC 2014

Hi Marko,

On 07/12/2014, at 2:16 PM, Ian Wadham wrote:
> There is a KF5 porting bug in Bovo.  The source file gui/theme.cc contains
> an unported reference to KStandardDirs() (KDE 4's way to find paths):
>    themePath = KStandardDirs::locate("appdata", themePath);
> I don't know for sure why this would have worked in Linux's KF5, but maybe
> something to do with the kde4support temporary library.

Try the following patch, in the Bovo repository:

diff --git a/gui/theme.cc b/gui/theme.cc
index 99d8a25..ee0c0de 100644
--- a/gui/
+++ b/gui/theme.cc theme.cc
@@ -22,11 +22,12 @@
 // Selc include
 #include "theme.h"
+#include <QStandardPaths>
 // KDE includes
 #include <kconfig.h>
 #include <kconfiggroup.h>
 #include <kdesktopfile.h>
-#include <kstandarddirs.h>
 // KConfig XT includes
 #include "settings.h"
@@ -39,7 +40,7 @@ Theme::Theme() {
 Theme::Theme(const QString& path, const int id) 
   : m_id(id), m_path(path) {
     QString themePath = QString("themes/%1/").arg(m_path);
-            themePath = KStandardDirs::locate("appdata", themePath);
+            themePath = QStandardPaths::locate(QStandardPaths::DataLocation, themePath);
     QString themerc = themePath + "themerc"; 
     KDesktopFile themeConfig(themerc);
     m_name = themeConfig.readName();

Let me know if it works.  If it does, I will post to the KDE Games list.

Cheers, Ian W.

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