[SailfishDevel] How to install user (controlled) data files for my app avoiding /usr/share

Wim de Vries wsvries at xs4all.nl
Thu Jan 9 10:25:15 UTC 2014

On 01/09/2014 09:36 AM, Luciano Montanaro wrote:
> Maybe make the application download the map on the first run?
I cannot afford time/money for a server + support.
Only support for the app.
On the long term, users themselves may set up sth to share maps.

> But you must be able to provide the maps on a server in this case.
> The additional benefit is that the user can skip downloading the data
> if he knows it will not use it.
Never the case in first use. Only after some time of usage.
> Luciano
> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 9:05 AM, Wim de Vries <wsvries at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am converting my aircraft navigation app to Sailfish.
>> It comes (default) with OpenStreet based maps + 3D data files of Western
>> Europe (in RPM).
>> Most users will use this map, but some users may use their home made maps
>> (generated by a PC application).
>> In the latter case, the users will delete this W-Europe map (it takes up
>> quite some disk space).
>> So far so good, but the installation/RPM is a problem:
>> Harbour says that I should install the app data (very much bytes for the
>> W-Eu map) in /usr/share/$NAME and in the first run of the app, copy them to
>> But  now I am stuck with an enormous amount of (useless) data in
>> /usr/share/$NAME that cannot be removed.
>> Any suggestions?
>> Thanks.
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