Re: global proxy settings
- From: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- To: Alex Graveley <alex ximian com>
- Cc: Glynn Foster <glynn foster sun com>, gnome-2-0-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: global proxy settings
- Date: 19 Dec 2001 19:38:24 -0500
Alex Graveley <alex ximian com> writes:
> The problem is that I have different proxy settings for when my laptop
> is home and when its at work (not to mention network settings, nfs/samba
> sharing, etc). As I understand it, the location manager lets me create
> profiles and switch between them to adjust these settings.
So that brings in the "how" - which apps participate in this, what
APIs do they need to use, where is the data stored; are the profiles
per-session or cross-session; which settings are per-profile and which
are global; etc.
Harder: for network, samba, etc. settings - this stuff isn't even
GNOME, it has to work in to the operating system's possible idea of a
profile, for example. What's the plan there. What if an OS already has
profiles as part of its PCMCIA infrastructure.
Or: if the profile involves both systemwide and per-user settings, how
does that all interact; where is the active profile stored - do I need
to be root to change it? Can I change it without using the GUI?
Anyway, just some offhand questions. I don't expect you to answer
them, I just would expect some kind of comprehensive design doc that
addresses this sort of stuff if the feature were proposed for
adoption. Otherwise I don't feel like I'd understand the implications
for how to do the control center, GNOME apps, and do the distribution
Let's leave it for post-2.0 ;-)
> I don't know what gconf workgroup administration is.
GConf is intended to be a solution for administering a lot of
computers in a workgroup. So you can set up defaults, mandatory
settings, etc. and there's theoretically a tool (gconf-editor in CVS)
that lets you do that. gconftool is already there as a primitive tool.
BTW, this should all be on desktop-devel-list ;-)
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