Re: On the stability of gsettings schemas

On Tue, 2011-04-12 at 18:49 -0400, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> I have been asked about the prospects of stability of the gsettings
> schemas as shipped with GNOME 3.0. I don't know if we have put out any
> official statement about this somewhere. If we haven't, we probably
> should, considering that there have been several schema changes and
> late-breaking reorganizations in the 2.91 cycle.
> Would this be a suitable topic for the platform overview ?

I've been pushing for having standalone articles on developer, that
don't have to live in a maintained document in a package, and that
are easy for us to update separately from our releases. I proposed
doing a WordPress/library-web hybrid on developer, where some URLs
would be served by WP and some by static content generated from
our packages. We had enough craziness to deal with for 3.0 though,
so we don't have that.

What we do have is a section of the wiki whose pages are slurped
into See:

I think I'd rather use this for a document on stable GSettings
schemas for the desktop. The (as-yet stubbed) GSettings page in
the Platform Overview should then have something like this:

"GSettings also allows you to read and write settings defined
by other applications or by the GNOME desktop. This is useful,
for example, if.... GNOME maintains a list of GSettings schemas
that are considered stable. Applications can use these to better
integrate with the desktop. See [...] for details."


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