On Thu, 2009-02-19 at 02:53 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote: > Shawn Starr wrote: > > This may be more of a GNOME question but are there folks @ Red Hat working > > on dconf? It would do Fedora (and future RHELs) well if we helped replace > > gconf. Installing GNOME related RPMs or yum updates is horrible due to the > > time the XML schemas take to register. > > As long as: > > dconf and GSettings are not yet free software. They are currently "all > > rights reserved". > this is not going to happen. Not to mention: "API/ABI stability is not even close to being reached. You probably don't want to use this yet." ( http://live.gnome.org/dconf ) > I hate projects doing that. Why don't they make this Free Software right > from the start (as opposed to "in the future")? This is a clear sign that they simply Don't Get It. A binary format? Someone Really Doesn't Get It. What is this, Windows? Everything is a file. Hey, I have a wild idea! Store your config in ~/.fooconfig/keyname, the contents being the value of the key. Wow, now you have hashed key lookups, locking (fcntl), change notification (inotify), permissions and ACLs... This is from 2005: http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2005/04/stupidity-of-dconf.html Has anything changed?
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