[Development] QSettings refactor updates

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri Oct 10 11:21:42 CEST 2014

On Friday 10 October 2014 06:47:39 Ziller Eike wrote:
> I think it would not be good to create a new API for settings, and
> simultaneously force us to keep the old API because the new API doesn’t
> cover the old use cases. So, if Windows registry access should not be done
> through the new settings API (which I can’t tell), we should have a
> dedicated API for it at the same time the new settings API is introduced.

Ossi was talking about moving the qtbase/tools/shared/windows/registry* class 
into QtCore. That would be the replacement.

> > Mac people: do we need access to plist files?
> Plist is the format for application and other settings on OS X, and there
> are native tools for nicely editing these. Ini is highly alien on OS X. So,
> I’d answer yes.

So you're saying that QConfig should read from and save to Plist files on Mac, 
instead of .ini files. Is that it?

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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