[Qgis-developer] QGIS 2.0 Milestone: Feature freeze & updated release timetable

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Mon Apr 1 09:40:29 PDT 2013

On Apr 1, 2013, at 12:47 AM, Tim Sutton wrote:

> Dear all
> Today I will also commit changes that move the home directory from
> ~/.qgis to ~/.qgis2 so that we can properly support deployments where
> 1.8 and 2.0 are used side by side. Also settings for QGIS 2.0 will be
> independently store from the QGIS 1.x settings (e.g. under unix like
> OS's they will now go into ~/.config/QuantumGIS/QGIS2.conf).

I wonder if the application name should also have "2" in it?  Otherwise, to get a side-by-side install of 1.8 and 2 you'd have to configure a different prefix.  Though I guess a different prefix would be best on linux to keep all the support files separate.  I could at least change the OS X app to "QGIS 2", since support files are by nature isolated for an app, then it could be placed in the standard /Applications folder alongside QGIS 1.8.  I don't know how an app is organized on Windows, if it needs a different install path or different app name.

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos*at*kyngchaos*dot*com>

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