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Re: Elektra's technical suitablity



I understand the value and importance of that, but I'm afraid this is
out of the Elektra scope.
Such semantics and functionality should go in a GConf or KConfig XT layer.

Avi

On 4/2/06, Joe Desbonnet <jdesbonnet gmail com> wrote:
> Strings would be a sensible default in the absense of a schema, but I
> think you could do so much more if you had the *option* to have a
> schema in the infrastructure.
>
> For each field the schema would define the data type (string, integer,
> date, ip, username, enum etc), constrains on the values (eg "must be
> integer between 1-5"), a help text or hyperlink to help, and GUI hints
> (eg widget preferences: pulldown menu vs radio buttons, tab groupings
> etc).
>
> So instead of a system-config-blah for each application, you just have
> one system-config tool that autogenerates a GUI based on schema.
>
> Joe.


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