OSX: Use of Library/Application Support

Bug #171877 reported by Lena-marie-cl on 2007-04-11
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Inkscape
Wishlist
Michael Wybrow

Bug Description

Not really a feature request more a suggestion for better OS integration.
It would be nice to use the Library/Application Support instead of placing
things like extensions, fonts a.s.o. into the package on OS X.
By know all this things are gone after you update your installation.

Greetings Lena

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nightrow (jb-benoit) on 2007-12-15
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
JiHO (jiho) wrote :

Hi. Could you specify what you added to the package and what disapeared after an update? extensions are indeed a good candidate to be in Lib/App Support. Fonts on the other hand should absolutely not go into the app bundle.
Moving stuff to standard locations is indeed planned.

Zearin (zearin) wrote :

Just wanted to point out that there is also the folder ~/Library/Preferences. This directory is for storing per-app Preferences, usually (but not necessarily) in Apple’s XML-based *.plist format.

~/Library/Application Support/ is for most other things.

There’s also folders for apps that are simply located in ~/Library/<application>/, but I’m fuzzy on what these are for.

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