A draft for a standard for desktop configuration
Philip Van Hoof
spam at pvanhoof.be
Tue Sep 20 23:02:54 EEST 2005
On Tue, 2005-09-13 at 10:50 +0200, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 September 2005 00:32, Dave Cridland wrote:
> > > Please use $XDG_DATA_DIRS/configuration as defined by
> > > http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-0.6.html#refer
> > >encing instead of hardcoding /usr/share/configuration
> > If schemas are local, then a remote configuration server cannot
> > provide defaults sourced from them.
> That's somewhat fundamental problem with a remote configuration server. How is
> it going to know about applications that you install locally?
This can easily be solved by creating some tools and/or defining a few
simple schema transfer procedures. Such a remote desktop configuration
server (like ZLM?) would need configuration anyhow (by a competent
administrator or team of administrators).
Just like how a remote desktop package management repository would need
some minimal configuration or setting up (installing). A RedHat
satellite server needs configuration (sure RedHat configures it, but the
package list was configured, assembled and/or installed at some point).
You cannot expect every single thing in a large network to happen
automagically. The very nature of humans makes sure this probably also
shouldn't happen (we all like to be "different", right?).
Philip Van Hoof, software developer at x-tend
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