LinuxRegistry in Freedesktop & KDE
jirka at 5z.com
Sat Apr 17 00:45:53 EEST 2004
On Fri, Apr 16, 2004 at 01:49:43PM -0400, Duncan Mac-Vicar Prett wrote:
> El Friday 16 April 2004 10:37, Rodrigo Moya escribió:
> > not hundreds, but thousands. Some daemons on my systems have very large
> > config files.
> Will you care if your server takes additional 2 seconds to start? Desktop app
> can have caching and such in their own layer (KDE / Gnome config apis )
Are you trying to just find ways to semi-unbreak some system you fell in love
with for whatever reason (it can't be a reasonable reason given the 'system'
in question)? It solves no issues, just breaks existing config files,
replaces them with different ones which have a different set of issues.
I could very well push ve-config for the same purpose. I can then write a
tool to view trees of such .ini style files that ve-config uses as a GUI and
then name it something like ViciousRegistry. And I bet it would actually
perform better on most systems and would have less issues. One smaller issue
is that ve-config files are easily human editable and preserve comments and
all kinds of fun stuff to allow mixed gui/text editor style configuration
editting. But will I push this as a replacement for GConf? No. Why?
Because my crack just isn't that good (I ought to get a better dealer).
For example for gdm, Linux Registry has all the problems of GConf without
any of the benefits, and thus I will never likely use it.
To note why the author of Linux Registry is on some very heavy crack, one
just has to balance the goal of trying to make an API/config system standard
for free software application (and thus hardly just linux) and the quote:
"Actually, the (inevitable) adoption of Reiser4 filesystem will eliminate
So this is a system which will semi-work ok on some linux systems which
happen to use the proper file system and you are thinking it will get adopted
as a standard for apps like apache (or just about any other free software
server or desktop app) which runs on many systems that don't even support
George <jirka at 5z.com>
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-- Ashleigh Brilliant
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