VirtualBox

Ticket #305 (closed defect: duplicate)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

addendum to bug #302

Reported by: wolfie Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.3.8 Keywords: macosxbeta1
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

Hello achimha,

thank you for your reply.

I wanted to mail you back, but your mail server said "Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: trac@…: SMTP Error (state 9): 550 Unrouteable address"

There is a official statement from Apple under  http://developer.apple.com/documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/BPFileSystem/Articles/LibraryDirectory.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20002282-BAJHCHJI

It states that the directory "Application Support" withing the user's library is the appropriate place for "third party" data and support files. The statement seems to be a little confusing.

"Application Support contains application-specific data and support files such as third-party plug-ins, helper applications, templates, and extra resources that are used by the application but not required for it to operate. This directory should never contain any kind of user data." That means the data should not go into this directory *directly*. "By convention, all of these items should be put in a subdirectory named after the application. For example, third-party resources for the application MyApp would go in Application Support/MyApp/." That is what they all do (except Parallels), have a look at the appended files for that.

"Note that required resources should go inside the application bundle itself." That means put data in here, but no program files. Program files go to /Applications/My.app/Contents/.....

Please don't look at the parallels guys! They messed it up.

Attachments

My Library.txt Download (393 bytes) - added by wolfie 7 years ago.
My Application Support Folder.txt Download (314 bytes) - added by wolfie 7 years ago.
My Application Support Folder.2.txt Download (314 bytes) - added by wolfie 7 years ago.

Change History

Changed 7 years ago by wolfie

Changed 7 years ago by wolfie

Changed 7 years ago by wolfie

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by achimha

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to duplicate

Please do not create new tickets for the same stuff! Comment on Bug #302

 http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/302

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