Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#8553 closed patch

Hardcoded path for theme files

Reported by: wjp Owned by: wjp
Priority: normal Component: GUI
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Since 0.9.0, scummvm comes with a number of data files (modern.ini, that it has to be able to find. On most linux systems, the default place to put such files is $prefix/share/scummvm.

I'd like to add this directory to the standard search path for themes, and was thinking of the following:

* add 'datadir' to configure similar to the current 'mandir'/'bindir'. (So with a --datadir switch, defaulting to /usr/share.)

* add -DDATA_PATH=\"$_datadir/scummvm\" to the compiler flags, or maybe put it in config.h.

* let ThemeNew.cpp call addDefaultDirectory(DATA_PATH) if DATA_PATH is defined.

The attached patch implements this, and I have in fact added this to the Fedora Core packages for 0.9.0.

Any comments/suggestions? Would this be useful for other platforms as well? If so, please add a reply about which directory your platform could use.

Ticket imported from: #1521412. Ticket imported from: patches/658.

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scummvm090_theme.diff (1.5 KB ) - added by wjp 17 years ago.
patch v1

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Change History (6)

by wjp, 17 years ago

Attachment: scummvm090_theme.diff added

patch v1

comment:1 by fingolfin, 17 years ago

It might be useful for debian, too, and other Linux distros. But since I am not a linux user, I won't comment further.

comment:2 by fingolfin, 17 years ago

Since nobody else seems to be inclined, I'll comment some more after all. First off, the basic idea seems to be a good one.

However, the #define shouldn't be done by modifying CXXFLAGS. We have the DEFINES variable for that purpose instead.

But it would probably be even better to write it to config.h instead. Which right now is a PITA to do, and it is somewhat odd that for some variables we use -DFOO while others are placed into config.h ... I'll ponder this a bit.

comment:3 by wjp, 17 years ago

I changed it to use DEFINES instead of CPPFLAGS and committed it to both the trunk and the 0.9.x branch.

comment:4 by wjp, 17 years ago

Owner: set to wjp
Status: newclosed

comment:5 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: GUI
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