[KDE/Mac] Multiplatform frameworks
iandw.au at gmail.com
Sat Feb 28 11:00:07 UTC 2015
On 28/02/2015, at 8:15 PM, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> On Saturday February 28 2015 18:12:40 Ian Wadham wrote:
>> One problem is that these are NOT exactly like "~/.local/share", "/usr/local/share",
>> "~/.local/share/<APPNAME>" and "/usr/local/share/<APPNAME>" on Linux.
>> A bundle identifier is something like "org.kde.<appname>". Actually, on my system I find:
>> Tara:~>ls /Library/Application\ Support/
>> Adobe/ Macromedia/ ProApps/ iLife/
>> Apple/ Microsoft/ Script Editor/ iLifeMediaBrowser/
>> CrashReporter/ Mozilla/ avbdeviced/ iLifeSlideshow/
>> GarageBand/ Oracle/ iDVD/ iPhoto/
>> All are either names of organisations or names of apps from Apple.
>> Another problem is that the "/Library/Application Support" directory is not really geared towards
>> apps that share data-files with other apps. Subdirs of GenericDataDir such as doc/, kservices5/,
>> icons/, kxmlgui5/ , mime/ and dbus-1/ would look out-of-place, since they are not apps. Also the
>> sheer number of KDE apps would tend to crowd out names of other organisation and apps.
>> One way to solve both problems is somehow to inject an organisation-id, such as KDE/ or
>> org.kde/ into QStandardPaths, so that the generic data paths would become something like:
> I think that's about the ONLY solution. How else are applications going to find shared data?
Esprit d'escalier. We could change GenericDataDir in QStandardPaths to be:
"~/Library/Application Support/Qt5", "/Library/Application Support/Qt5"
That would work for ALL applications that use Qt5 and QSP, regardless of origin,
and would be a more "correct" usage of Apple OS X by the Qt 5 libraries.
> Crowding out isn't the biggest issue, BTW & IMHO, it's the risk that we end up overwriting or
> otherwise interfering with stuff that's not ours but happens to be "in the way".
I was thinking the same. I come from an environment where everything had to be "uniquified":
large databases with thousands of application programs. And we already have the example,
in Open Source and Macports, of ECM being an ambiguous acronym… ;-)
Cheers, Ian W.
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