[Qgis-developer] configpath vs optionspath

Nathan Woodrow madmanwoo at gmail.com
Wed May 23 01:52:42 PDT 2012

Ok that makes sense.  Everything goes in --configpath is set else use

Currently it doesn't work on Linux or others so it's just a bug in the
code.  --configpath
works in the sense of setting the path for ~./qgis but not for the ini files.

As this is a bug fix any -1s from anyone to add this in before 1.8 is released?

- Nathan

On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 5:56 AM, Martin Dobias <wonder.sk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Nathan
> On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 11:45 PM, Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm trying to understand when one would use --configpath vs --optionspath.
>> I understand that --configpath can be set the path to look for things
>> like python plugins etc but optionspath seems to do nothing.
> The idea behind --configpath is to use the given path for everything
> user-specific, that is:
> 1. QSettings configuration (into .ini file in that path)
> 2. anything that normally appears under ~/.qgis
> The --optionspath overrides just the QSettings part - and probably it
> should be removed since the --configpath seems to be what people want
> to use.
>>  Even when set the settings
>> are still stored in the registry in windows.   In the code they both seem to
>> be doing the same thing in two different places (lines, 318, 421, 484
>> in main.cpp) :
>> QSettings::setPath( QSettings::IniFormat, QSettings::UserScope, argv[++i] );
>> which doesn't seem to do anything unless you also use:
>> QSettings::setDefaultFormat( QSettings::IniFormat );
>> so that you have:
>> QSettings::setDefaultFormat( QSettings::IniFormat );
>> QSettings::setPath( QSettings::IniFormat, QSettings::UserScope, argv[++i] );
>> I added the setDefaultFormat line for all three cases
>> (https://gist.github.com/2764906)
>> but now if you supply configpath it will create the ini in the config
>> path rather then the
>> optionspath.
>> I'm just wondering what the correct behaviour is meant to be.
>> Is configpath meant to just set the location for the python plugins,
>> etc, and optionspath
>> meant to set the path to the ini file?  If this is the case I have a
>> patch ready to commit
>> to fix this.
> Looks like a bug to me. Probably it was tested just on Linux which
> uses IniFormat by default...
> Martin

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