[KDE/Mac] [Interest] QStandardPaths::writableLocation(QStandardPaths::AppDataLocation) on OSX

René J.V. Bertin rjvbertin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 23:02:09 UTC 2015

On Wednesday January 28 2015 22:32:33 Marko Käning wrote:

> >  FontsLocation: "Fonts" */System/Library/Fonts*
> >  ApplicationsLocation: "Applications" */Applications*
>> BOTH should NOT be writeable [1]! >>>>>>>>  This looks like a bug and needs fixing.  <<<<<<<<<

Yes. I already signalled the fonts path thing on the Interest list, and Rutledge Shawn suggested I do a bug report. I haven't yet gotten around to doing that.

> >  DataLocation: "Application Support" */Users/bertin/Library/Application Support/QtProject/qtdiag* /Library/Application 
> According to [1] the path AppDataLocation is equal to DataLocation.
> The first path is always the writeable one, which is in correspondence with what you show above.
> I wonder what the original 5.4.0 code produces… Though, I somehow can’t imagine that Harri had a QSP-patched Qt 5.4.0!

Here's what qtdiag from my Digia installer install says:

Standard paths [*...* denote writable entry]:
  DesktopLocation: "Desktop" */Users/bertin/Desktop*
  DocumentsLocation: "Documents" */Users/bertin/Documents*
  FontsLocation: "Fonts" */System/Library/Fonts*
  ApplicationsLocation: "Applications" */Applications*
  MusicLocation: "Music" */Users/bertin/Music*
  MoviesLocation: "Movies" */Users/bertin/Movies*
  PicturesLocation: "Pictures" */Users/bertin/Pictures*
  TempLocation: "TemporaryItems" */var/folders/j1/1439ppj08xj8h6006s6drbq00000gs/T*
  HomeLocation: "Home" */Users/bertin*
  DataLocation: "Application Support" */Users/bertin/Library/Application Support/QtProject/qtdiag* /Library/Application Support/QtProject/qtdiag /usr/local/qt/5/5.4/clang_64/bin/
  CacheLocation: "Caches" */Users/bertin/Library/Caches/QtProject/qtdiag* /Library/Caches/QtProject/qtdiag
  GenericDataLocation: "Application Support" */Users/bertin/Library/Application Support* /Library/Application Support
  RuntimeLocation: "Application Support" */Users/bertin/Library/Application Support*
  ConfigLocation: "Preferences" */Users/bertin/Library/Preferences*
  DownloadLocation: "Documents" */Users/bertin/Documents*
  GenericCacheLocation: "Caches" */Users/bertin/Library/Caches* /Library/Caches
  GenericConfigLocation: "Preferences" */Users/bertin/Library/Preferences*


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