Re: Developer Platform Improvements?

On Fri, 2003-09-05 at 12:01, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Jeff Waugh">
> ===
>   * The GConf daemon now maintains its locks in /tmp by default which
>     means GConf will not attempt to contact a daemon on a remote
>     machine if the user is using a shared NFS home directory. To use
>     the old behaviour of maintaining the lock in ~/.gconfd, you can
>     set the GCONF_GLOBAL_LOCKS environment variable.
>   * gconf_client_notify() to fake notifications. Useful way of reading
>     the initial values of GConf keys on programs startup.
>   * gconf_client_recursive_unset() to recursively unset all keys in a
>     directory and its sub-directories.
>   * gconf_entry_copy(), gconf_entry_ref() and gconf_entry_unref()
>     added for memory management of GConfEntry. gconf_entry_free() is
>     deprecated. 
>   * several additions to gconftool:
>       + --dump and --load to allow the dumping and loading of parts of
>         the GConf tree to and from xml. Useful, for making copies of
>         your preferences and such.
>       + --get-type to find out the type of a key.
>       + --get-list-size and --get-list-element for more fine-grained
>         access to lists.
>       + --makefile-uninstall-rule to allow schemas to be
>         un-installed. 

I want support for a "filename" key type that does automatic handling of
files under $home.

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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