[Sugar-devel] moving some more configuration to gconf (was Re: some efforts that would be really useful for deployments)

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Mon Dec 7 04:11:19 EST 2009

On 12/06/2009 10:19 PM, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> 2009/11/25 Daniel Drake<dsd at laptop.org>:
> [snip]
>> Customizing browse homepage
>> The procedure to do this is too complicated for most deployments, and is
>> undocumented.
>> Customizing which activities are in the favourites view by default
>> You can do this just by editing a file, but that file is a part of the
>> sugar distribution so it will be lost on upgrades.
>> There is also no documentation for how to do this, as far as I can see.
> [snip]
>> And once we're that far, why do users have to select which network to
>> connect to?  This is also a significant classroom challenge. But
>> typically in deployments, networks are installed at the same time that
>> the sugar systems are made available. It's all controlled by the same
>> party. So we could have a way that deployers could make sugar
>> automatically connect to specific networks, or something like that.
> [snip]
>> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Features/Font_configuration
> It has been suggested that GConf is the way to go here because is
> precisely intended to simplify customization of defaults by
> deployments.
> Everybody agrees with this? Should be a goal? Maybe someone from the
> technical teams at .uy or .py would like to lend a hand?
> Thanks,
> Tomeu

Yes, I think it makes sense to control settings via gconf - this should 
be our standard way.


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