[Bug 1358294] Re: App data and config files are not removed when an app is uninstalled

Alberto Mardegan 1358294 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue May 31 12:00:25 UTC 2016

Michael, can you please detail what are these "various situations", where you'd want online accounts to persist? I know of bug 1454210, which will eventually be fixed, but what else?
I cannot think of any reason why you would not want your account deleted, especially given that it doesn't store any user data -- it can be recreated by just typing a username and a password.

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  App data and config files are not removed when an app is uninstalled

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Bug description:
  If an app uses ~/.config/foo (say, uses Qt.labs.settings), and the
  user uninstalls the app, ~/.config/foo is not removed. It should be
  deleted when the app is uninstalled.

  Using latest utopic on the phone.

  Desired resolution:

  - When a user deletes an app, 100% of files associated with the app
  should be deleted.

  - A warning notification should be displayed when a user goes to
  delete an app informing them that this action will also delete any
  data they have stored inside the app.  This notification should give
  the options of cancelling or proceeding with the action.

  - Users should not be allowed to delete the key apps that ship with
  the phone.  These key apps are defined as: Dialler, Address book,
  Messaging, Browser, Camera, Music player

  The above will give the user a simple easy to understand mental model
  while simultaneously protecting the user from deleting important
  content within the default apps.

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