Re: Getting libgnome* into shape

On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 04:43:53PM +0200, Martin Baulig wrote:
> > GConf is required as backend for all GNOME 2 desktop apps. Otherwise
> > they won't integrate properly from a sysadmin standpoint.  Bonobo-conf
> > can't be used in non-wrapper mode for GNOME 2.
> It can be used in non-wrapper mode and it needs to be - for instance to
> read your old GNOME 1.x configuration files -

BTW, why would one use bonobo-conf to read old .ini style files for backwards
compatibility.  I have all the code for reading it with gnome_config.  I see
no reason to change it.  (That's another reason why gnome_config should stay
for now).  If it's a new monicker that would mean I'd have to go write a
whole bunch of code just to replace code that is going away very soon anyway.

> or because the application
> author wants to use a different moniker (Evolution, for example).

Though yes this is an actual use for it.

However note that if the author doesn't use GConf that means that a sysadmin
will have a very hellish time trying to do anything with the configuration
system.  We don't want to end up in a state where each app uses a different
monicker.  That's worse then we are right now.


George <jirka 5z com>
   A clever man commits no minor blunders.
                       -- Goethe

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