[SailfishDevel] Sharing a common OfflineStorage DB between multiple Sailfish apps.

Putze Sven sailfish.os at hardcodes.de
Sun Jan 19 12:56:40 UTC 2014


Hi,

> 
> What are the pros and cons of using QStandardPaths as opposed to XDG Environmental Variables?
> 

If you look into the unix implementation of the class QStandardPaths, you find something like

QString QStandardPaths::writableLocation(StandardLocation type)
{
    switch (type) {
    case HomeLocation:
        return QDir::homePath();
    case TempLocation:
        return QDir::tempPath();
    case CacheLocation:
    case GenericCacheLocation:
    {
        // http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html
        QString xdgCacheHome = QFile::decodeName(qgetenv("XDG_CACHE_HOME"));
        if (isTestModeEnabled())
            xdgCacheHome = QDir::homePath() + QLatin1String("/.qttest/cache");
        if (xdgCacheHome.isEmpty())
            xdgCacheHome = QDir::homePath() + QLatin1String("/.cache");
        if (type == QStandardPaths::CacheLocation)
            appendOrganizationAndApp(xdgCacheHome);
        return xdgCacheHome;
    }
    case DataLocation:
    case GenericDataLocation:
    {
        QString xdgDataHome = QFile::decodeName(qgetenv("XDG_DATA_HOME"));
        if (isTestModeEnabled())
            xdgDataHome = QDir::homePath() + QLatin1String("/.qttest/share");
        if (xdgDataHome.isEmpty())
            xdgDataHome = QDir::homePath() + QLatin1String("/.local/share");
        if (type == QStandardPaths::DataLocation)
            appendOrganizationAndApp(xdgDataHome);
        return xdgDataHome;
    }
    case ConfigLocation:
    {
        // http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/latest/
        QString xdgConfigHome = QFile::decodeName(qgetenv("XDG_CONFIG_HOME"));
        if (isTestModeEnabled())
            xdgConfigHome = QDir::homePath() + QLatin1String("/.qttest/config");
        if (xdgConfigHome.isEmpty())
            xdgConfigHome = QDir::homePath() + QLatin1String("/.config");
        return xdgConfigHome;
    }


So using QStandardPaths is

* convenience and brings you
* OS independance, because they (Qt) tend to choose the right position.

BR.
Sven
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