having Marble find the right data files

Henrik Brautaset Aronsen subsurface at henrik.synth.no
Sun May 26 13:34:04 PDT 2013

Dirk Hohndel wrote:
> On May 25, 2013 11:05:25 PM Henrik Brautaset Aronsen 
> <subsurface at henrik.synth.no> wrote:
>> Dirk Hohndel wrote:
>> > I have thought about doing this as well. Given how small these 
>> files are
>> > I guess it's not too big of a deal - but it makes the question 
>> about the
>> > potential violation of Google's terms of service more difficult. If we
>> > use the Google maps just inside of Subsurface it is clear that they 
>> are
>> > not used for navigation, for example. Yet if we copy these files into
>> > the user's ~/.local directory then any app using Marble will (be able
>> > to) use the Google maps... so this is definitely going a step further
>> > than what I did.
>> >
>> > So I'm not sure I'm entirely comfortable with your change :-(
>> Fair enough.  But if we don't find a way of making Marble do what we 
>> need, this is the only solution right now for installed versions of 
>> Subsurface.  Right?
> Well, the trick is to figure out that it is an installed version and 
> then use a different, appropriate path...

No problem, at least I figured out how to do basic file operations in Qt. :)


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