[SailfishDevel] harbour rejects user files in a Documents subfolder?

Reto Zingg reto.zingg at jolla.com
Wed Jan 22 09:41:52 UTC 2014


On 22.01.2014 11:29, Wim de Vries wrote:
> Hi,
> My checklists app got rejected by harbour again because of user data
> files :-( .
> My app creates a checklistdata folder under Documents (one
> default/example data file is copied there after first start up).
> Harbour doesn't want that:
> "File creation in "/home/nemo/Documents/" is not allowed, if these are
> not user documents. Files should be stored in $XDG_DATA_HOME".
> $XDG_DATA_HOME is silly for users:
> my users must be able to copy there PC created checklist files (plain
> text) via USB to their Jolla device.

OK, this use case was not clear to us. To our understanding the app was 
just storing data, which the user otherwise does not modify.

Please use QStandardPaths::DocumentsLocation (if you don't use that 
already) and resubmit your application.

Sorry for the circumstances.

best regards

> $XDG_DATA_HOME is hidden, and even if it wasn't, it is very contra
> intuitive place for normal user to find.
> All users know the Documents folder.
> Any harbour people, having suggestions (a $XDG_ folder would render the
> app completely useless)?
> Thanks
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