[KDE/Mac] QStandardPaths possible solution

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 23:29:16 UTC 2015

On Thursday January 08 2015 23:57:55 David Faure wrote:

> So yeah, I guess QT_INSTALL_PREFIX/share is your best bet.
> But we'll see if other QtCore people have a better idea.

That would work, but we'd still need to get it either into a config.h equivalent (qconfig.h?), or at the right place in a compiler argument list (with -D).

I've tried to ask for some guidance on this on the interest ML, but got redirected to the development ML.
I'd just as well not subscribe to YAML; is/are any of you subscribed?


> Hello,
> We're working on a patch for QStandardPaths on Mac OS X that will add an
> XDG-compliant element to the search path, an element that is known at
> compile time. A review request will soon be made for this change explaining
> the situation in more detail. We figured that the best way to implement
> this would be to add a preprocessor macro that is defined at configure time
> when an option such as -xdg-compliant-path= is given to configure. That
> macro would contain the additional search path element, and which is also
> used to activate the modified code so that no changes are made as long as
> the configure option isn't given (the default). None of us have sufficient
> knowledge of the configure and build system, so some guidance would be very
> welcome.

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