On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Shane Stixrud wrote:
On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Alan Cox wrote:
> Gconf doesn't need gnome. The reverse is true however. The XML format also
> you work with prefences using styles and XML XSLT and the like which is
> powerful when working with a large number of systems. Really nobody has
> scratched the surface of what it can do.
has a whole list of reasons why they feel
gconf would be a bad choice (at least in its current form) for the system
configuration api. A few example it has a lot more library dependencies, was
not designed with a global namespace in mind, "GConf storage backend uses XML
files, which are big, take long time and system resources to parse or
update.", Eletkra has the concepts of "backends" of which gconf is one.
Um, GConf supports several backends as well. Can't argue about the
dependencies.. just had a look at rpm -q --requires GConf2 - oh puke.
Building another layer on top of that gunk isn't going to help cutting
down the dependencies though :)
- Panu -