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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-37198

QSettings initialization is not correct for QSettings::UserScope

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3: Somewhat important
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: 4.8.5
    • Fix Version/s: 4.8.6
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      BlackBerry 10.2 Gold NDK
    • Commits:
      7982a378c7058ca6b1ee29f5f5039cb62d2dcfd5

      Description

      QSettings works incorrectly if QSettings::UserScope is used. This was initially reported in QTBUG-37173. The sample code in QTBUG-37173 shows that if

      settings.setPath(QSettings::NativeFormat, QSettings::UserScope, QDir::homePath())

      the resulting actual settings file is set to:

      <APP_HOME>data/Settings/PUBLISHER/settingsTest.conf

      if the same call is made on another QSettings object in the same app, the same file is set to

      <APP_HOME>/data/PUBLISHER/settingsTest.conf

      which should be the same as for the first object, but it is not. Actually, even that is not fully correct either. The correct one should be

      <APP_HOME>/data/<APP_NAME>.conf

      where <APP_NAME> is QCoreApplication::applicationName(). The user might decide to set another path inside QDir::homePath(), QSettings has to follow accordingly.

      Additionally, the documentation does not mention this aspect at all:

      http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-4.8/qsettings.html

      This has be to correct as well.

      Please verify the Qt5 implementation of the same use case.

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              Assignee:
              bweimer Bernd Weimer
              Reporter:
              vminenko Vladimir Minenko
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