Just out of curiosity, how will the gsettings schemas be compiled ? Will 'glib-compile-schemas' run everytime a new extension is installed?


On Dec 9, 2011 3:34 AM, "Bastien Durel" <bastien geekwu org> wrote:
Le jeudi 08 décembre 2011 à 23:12 +0100, Giovanni Campagna a écrit :
> Il giorno gio, 08/12/2011 alle 23.05 +0100, Bernd Schlapsi ha scritto:
> > Hello,
> >
> > how do I correctly define/create an extension which uses gsettings to
> > store some extension spezific settings?
> The short answer: you cannot.
> The long answer: you cannot in gnome 3.2 (glib 2.30), as GSettings needs
> schemas that are installed in $XDG_DATA_DIRS, and any other location
> will cause a crash. You can support gnome 3.4 (starting from 3.3.2 /
> glib 2.31.4 IIRC), using GSettingsSchemaSource.
> You can find an example of this at

Actually, if you add $HOME/.local/share in the $XDG_DATA_DIRS variable,
gsettings will find schemas installed there.
This had to be defined before gnome-shell is run,
so /etc/X11/Xsession.d/ or /etc/X11/Xsession is a good place for that.
The drawback is you cannot rely on this if you want other users use your
extension ;)

My 2 cents,

Bastien Durel

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