Re: GConf and bonobo-config - some ideas

Havoc Pennington wrote:
Dietmar Maurer <dietmar ximian com> writes:
> I missed that discussion about schemas in GConf. I am also unable to
> find it on the GConf list archives. I would be really helpful if you
> send me those links first, so that I know what you have already
> talked.

What discussion do you mean? I think the schemas stuff is basically
really old, before gconf-list.

Elliot wrote:
I believe this has been discussed previously - it is very important that
the default value be stored in the schema, and only in the schema.
There's some stuff in the GConf feature article and/or API docs on though I think.

The basic motivation for schemas is:
 - many apps may use a single config key (e.g. the control-center
   and gnome-libs used to share several, and we fixed several
   bugs when their defaults were out of sync)

You mean the arbitrary mapping between a key and the associated schema, i.e. many keys want to use a single schema? Can you provide some examples where this is useful?
 - so you want to put the defaults somewhere other than an
   app-specific place
 - while you're at it, the other metainfo on a key can go in the
   schema too
 - and admins may as well have access to the factory defaults
   as well

But I'm not trying to start a big thread. ;-) I am just wondering how
defaults are handled in bonobo-config.


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