[KDE/Mac] QSP - we're getting somewhere?

Ian Wadham iandw.au at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 02:00:51 UTC 2015

Hi René,

Well, I think we really are (getting somewhere).  Keep pushing! :-)

On 12/03/2015, at 5:44 AM, René J.V. Bertin wrote:
> Not that it's getting any easier to convince the powers that be what *I* think will be ideal for the QStandardPaths in port:qt5-mac, but at least I seem to have gotten the message across that any hard-coded solution is sub-optimal.
> My latest proposition is here: https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-44473?focusedCommentId=275639&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel#comment-275639

I have read through the patch in detail and it looks great.  A couple of points:

    a. Is it necessary to initialise QStandardPaths::usingXDGLocations in every
        platform file (android, blackberry, etc.)?  Could it be done in conditional
        code in qstandardpaths.cpp?

    b. How does the qstandardpaths_use_xdg.cpp component work?  I guess
        it is intended to be loaded with any build that wants to use Qt with XDG
        paths (e.g. all KF5 Frameworks and apps), but what actually makes it
        execute and when?

> The only path that remains a bit elusive is the (Generic)ConfigLocation; it's /etc/xdg on Linux, but does it really make sense to set it to ${prefix}/etc/xdg in MacPorts (when using XDG-style locations, of course)?

I see that MacPorts currently uses /opt/local/etc and has quite a few subdirs
in it already, including /opt/local/etc/xdg, which contains a few things:

    Tara:~>ls /opt/local/etc/xdg/*
    at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop         gsettings-data-convert.desktop

    kde-information.menu    kde4-applications.menu

So perhaps it does make sense to re-use ${prefix}/etc/xdg in Qt5/KF5.

All the best, Ian W.

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