Persistent Data with Standalone App OS X 10.8 Max 6

Oct 25, 2012 at 12:59am

Persistent Data with Standalone App OS X 10.8 Max 6

Hi all, this might seem like kind of a vague question. I’ve been told by some users that our app no longer seems to be reading and writing a text file that we were writing to /Library/Application Support/ and it’s affecting usability. But I’m not on 10.8. I’m just wondering if this is a standalone app issue? A Security issue to do with 10.8? Or something else? Sorry this isn’t clearer, but I’m not entirely sure what the problem is since I can’t see what they are seeing. Has anyone else experienced an issue like this or is 10.8 not actually the problem?

#64916
Oct 26, 2012 at 7:23pm

I haven’t read all the latest guidelines from Apple on this, but as far as I know the root /Library/Application Support/* area can still be used. However, you might want to consider using ~/Library/Application Support/* in the user folder.

I have a vague recollection that the App Store had more restrictive guidelines about where an app may or may not write.

Sorry not to have more detail off the top of my head.

#234048
Oct 27, 2012 at 1:37am

Thanks for the reply, I guess I’m just going to have to debug on a machine with 10.8 and see whether I can reproduce the issue.

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