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Re: linux registry (no, not that again!)


I was actually defending the project :)  I _do_ personally think that 
Linux needs some more consistent configuration.  It may be that each 
program gets its own flat text file in a specific location (most likely 
under /etc) but uses a library with a consistent API to write to that 
file.  Therefore, an administrator would be able to change the file just 
fine, but normal *nix permissions would still apply and nobody would be 
able to "walk all over everybody's keys".

At least most config files are now under /etc on Linux, but each file 
having a completely different format is somewhat off.


On Tue, 27 Jul 2004, Remco Treffkorn wrote:

> Dan, I wish more people would take the time to read the material before 
> blasting it based on assumptions. OTOH, it might be a fatal mistake to have 
> the project called 'Linux Registry'.
> I was sceptical when I started reading, but got converted. I actually like the 
> idea.
> On Tuesday 27 July 2004 12:18, Dan Williams wrote:
> > Not that I'm advocating it (I'm don't care one way or the other), but
> > most Linux people dislike the windows registry for reasons this project
> > would fix:
> >
> > - All key-value pairs are stored in clear-text files. (Windows uses
> > binary files(?))  (Next question, how about nested values...
> >
> > - It is designed to be easy to administrate with regular command line
> > tools like cat, vi, cp, ls, ln. Its storage is 100% open. (this is also
> > a common argument against Windows Registry by anti-registry folk)
> >
> > Anybody can abuse a flat text file config system too, just as much as
> > the Windows Registry becomes a horrible mess.
> >
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