Feature request #7192

system specific location of qgis settings

Added by William Kyngesburye about 4 years ago. Updated 11 months ago.

Status:Feedback Start Date:02/20/2013
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Category:Build / Install
Target version:Future Release - High Priority
Platform:All Resolution:
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:Yes
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(couldn't reopen #1442)

Use a system-specific location for QGIS plugins and other generated user support files (IOW, move the ~/.qgis folder). For example ~\Application Data\qgis in Windows XP, and ~/Library/Application Support/QGIS on OS X.

See #1442 for details and previous discussion.

Related issues

duplicates QGIS Application - Feature request #1442: system specific location of qgis settings Closed


Updated by William Kyngesburye almost 4 years ago

Folders should be versioned. ~\Application Data\qgis2 and ~/Library/Application Support/QGIS2. Or better, .../qgis/2 and .../QGIS/2.

Updated by Nathan Woodrow almost 4 years ago

Isn't this currently the case? It is on Windows and the other platforms.

Updated by Sandro Santilli almost 4 years ago

I think version should only be used when the format of the configuration changes between versions. Otherwise it's only an annoyance to force config separation among versions.

Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 3 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - High Priority

Updated by Paolo Cavallini 11 months ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback
  • Priority changed from High to Normal

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