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

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Mon Dec 14 14:12:07 EST 2009

On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 06:56, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
> On 12/07/2009 11:39 AM, Mathieu Bridon (bochecha) wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 10:11, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de>  wrote:
>>> Yes, I think it makes sense to control settings via gconf - this should
>>> be our standard way.
>> Isn't Gnome thinking about dropping GConf ? (in favor of DCconf as far
>> as I understood)
>> I'd be worried about using a technology that upstream is not certain
>> to go on maintaining :-/
> In general I agree. Though, the discussion with moving away from gconf
> has been for a while. It has been now scheduled for 3.0 it looks like.
> http://mail.gnome.org/archives/devel-announce-list/2009-November/msg00002.html
> + dconf (desktop)
>    - agreement it's the way forward
>    - concerns about migration of settings
>    - concerns about the lack of planning for admin tools (pessulus and
>      sabayon)
>    - concerns about the fact that we need stuff in glib but that's not
>      there yet (although we know there's a plan for this)
>    - a massive migration from gconf to dconf would be preferrable
>      (instead of having some modules using gconf and some other modules
>      using dconf). We know it might not be realistic, though.
>    => rejected for this cycle, but pre-approved for the next cycle
>       (assuming glib gets the required API for the next cycle). The
>       additional time should be used for careful planning of the above
>       items.
>    => we encourage developers to look at it and to create gsettings
>       branches for their modules (like devhelp and gedit).
> Maybe someone wants to evaluate the current status of dconf, work out
> the pros and cons and present a summary here?

I'm following those discussions and I don't think it's time yet for
any project do ditch gconf for dconf. And when the time comes, it will
be such a minor modification that is not worth our discussion time.



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