Re: Apple and Gaming glenn andreas Tue Dec 18 06:04:22 2007
On Nov 24, 2007, at 5:03 PM, George Warner wrote:
On Fri, 23 Nov 2007 10:28:04 +0100, Nicholas Francis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:One thing Apple apparently needs is a document for game developers on where to put their files.I started a "Where to stick it" technote in 2001 but I couldn't get any two engineers to agree on anything in it. Seems it's like curly braces; everyonehas a different opinion. My opinion?If an app writes pre-user data (without a "save" dialog) then it should probably go in a subfolder of the <~/Library/Application Support/> folder.If the data is shared between multiple users it should go in a subfolder of</Users/Shared/Library/Application Support/> YOMV! ;-)
Or at least "Official Documentation May Vary".Perhaps the <http://developer.apple.com/documentation/MacOSX/ Conceptual/BPFileSystem/Articles/WhereToPutFiles.html> needs to be updated then, because it specifically says:
"In particular, you should never install files into a user’s Documents directory or into the /Users/Shared directory"
I will grant that /Users/Shared/Library/Application Support does seem like a good candidate for stuff that, well, are an application's support file shared between users, but the docs indicate a clear difference between files that the user explicitly takes actions to share with other users, vs files an application needs to share implicitly amongst users.
Perhaps add an explicit "Share the high scores with all users on this computer" option would recapture that intent...
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