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Re: What is the best way to store information cross desktop


On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 16:10, Kevin Kofler <kevin kofler chello at> wrote:
> Patrice Dumas wrote:
>> I am aware of 2 projects trying to solve that issue:
>> http://alumnit.ca/wiki/index.php?page=UniConf
>> http://www.libelektra.org/Main_Page
> Those are configuration frameworks, not password stores. They aren't
> designed to hold passwords in a secure way (encrypted, with the possibility
> to use a passphrase for true encryption (without a passphrase, it's trivial
> to reverse the obfuscation)) like KWallet and gnome-keyring are.
> And adding yet another framework doesn't solve the problem of there being 2
> competing frameworks (KConfig vs. GConf for configuration, KWallet vs.
> gnome-keyring for password stores) at all, it makes it worse.

On a side note, is there any FreeDesktop.org effort on standardizing
configuration frameworks and / or password stores ?

Not necessarily providing the One True Replacement for the Gnome / KDE
alternatives, just providing a standard on which those alternatives
could be built to work together ?

Sorry to kind of hi-jack the thread, I just thought I'd ask out of interest :)



Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)

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