Changes in the user.home directory


There are some requirements for the user.home directory:
- Default Directory for OS-X: ~/Library/Application Support/Spark/...
- Default Directory for Windows: %%ROOTDRIVE%%:\Documents and Settings%%USERNAME%%\Application Data\Spark
- Possibility to specify the root directory at the installation time, for example: \\SM-Data-Server\Redirected\Ted Miller\Spark

These features are required in forums:




Walter Ebeling
June 22, 2011, 6:02 PM

Mass closing of all bugs resoved during 2.6.0 and 2.6.1

Wolf P.
May 2, 2011, 11:51 AM

this has been adressed already

osx path is in ~user/Library/Application Support/Spark
win path is %APPDATA%/Spark

October 7, 2009, 1:10 AM

Let's hope cstux will notice your comments (or you can also comment on that doc with svn versions) and fix that as well.

Richard W
October 6, 2009, 3:50 PM

Just to say I've also checked this on my work PC with a Group Policy Redirection policy in place and the 11186 build works as we were expecting and the Spark directory is created on my network shared where my %APPDATA% is stored. My previous comments still stand true regarding .jmf and .jmyspell folders as well though.

Richard W
October 6, 2009, 1:49 PM

Thanks wroot. Downloaded, unzipped and installed as an Administrator using the command-line:

C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe -jar C:\Downloaded\spark-installer.jar

I can confirm that this version DOES indeed place the Spark application data folder in the correct location. I did notice that the following directories were still being created in %USERPROFILE% though, and these should perhaps move to %APPDATA% as well:


When do you think that an msi and/or final build might be ready?





Michael Will


Francisco Vives