Re: Getting libgnome* into shape

But Martin, what you wrote sounds like an endorsment of gconf to me 8-)

See, a difference between the two is the 'we have one definate way of
storing and acessing configuration' vs. 'here is the api we want you to
use, feel free to use whichever backend you like and spill the data all
over the system'. We just need to make a nice wrapper exposing a CORBA api
for it.

On 29 Aug 2001, Martin Baulig wrote:

> Sander Vesik <Sander Vesik Sun COM> writes:
> > Does it matter? I mean *REALLY* matter? We can all argue about this until
> > the Sun becomes a red giant, but i remain extremely unconvinced it is an
> > issue we ned to have large discussions and arguments over.
> > 
> > Either:
> > 	a) application authors like gconf and use apps that use them,
> > 	   an no amount of bonobo-config pushing in libgnome will change 
> > 	   that
> > or
> > 	b) the like bonobo-config and will use it anyways, whatever
> > 	   libgnome might do 
> > 
> > So it's largely un extremely unimportant minor detail definately not worth
> > any of the fanfare and time spent on it.
> Well, there is a difference. A difference which doesn't show up right now
> because at the moment, there isn't any difference at all.
> However, let's assume GConf will have a public CORBA interface at some point
> in the future - no matter which CORBA interface this is. Does it make any
> sense to continue using it's C API or won't it be much better if bonobo-config
> talked to the gconfd directly via this CORBA interface ?
> Once we did this switch, apps don't necessarily need to depend on GConf (as a
> library) anymore - they don't need to link against it and they don't need to
> initialize it. They're just using bonobo-config which talks to some config
> backend over CORBA (and this backend is the gconfd).
> Now let's assume we did this changes and there's a reason to implement the gconf
> moniker as external process - for instance because this external process is
> already the gconfd which implements the moniker internally - then we effectively
> removed the GConf dependency from all the apps and moved it into this CORBA
> server - and we can get rid of the GConf C API in all applications which don't
> use GConf.
> -- 
> Martin Baulig
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