Ticket #1665 (closed bug: duplicate)
Use of relative paths for SVG symbols in QGIS project file
|Reported by:||neumann||Owned by:||nobody|
|Priority:||minor: annoyance||Milestone:||Version 1.2.0|
|Component:||Project Loading / Saving||Version:||Trunk|
|Must Fix for Release:||No||Awaiting user input:||no|
Currently, QGIS uses absolute paths in project files. This is a problem when moving projects around, especially when using it in multiple operating systems.
QGIS should use relative paths (relative to the qgis/share/svg directory), which is different on every platform.
as an example: svg:/usr/local/share/qgis/svg/abwasser/Baujahrwechsel.svg should be changed to svg:abwasser/Baujahrwechsel.svg
QGIS should also automagically replace forward with backward slashes when it opens on the windows platform. It would be useful to use the forward slashes notation in the project file for all platforms to be consistent. This is also the convention with URLs.
Thanks for looking at this problem.