Configuration API problems

Jussi Kukkonen jku at
Fri Apr 23 07:39:13 PDT 2010

Bastien Nocera wrote:
> Hey,
> I have 2 overlapping problems with the current providers configuration
> framework.
> First, I wanted to add support for setting the baud rate for the gypsy
> backend (and somebody can then add it to the gpsd one). The options
> passed to backends are a{ss}, where a{sv} would be more appropriate to
> allow passing integers. Should I break the API and fixup all the
> backends? 

I probably wouldn't have bothered but sure, it does sound like the Right

> (We mentioned we wanted the providers API private anyway).

Hmm? What was this related to?

> The second one is with GConf. I wanted to port the code to use GSettings
> instead, which can not list keys available in a schema right now (or
> have keys without a schema). Does anyone have a problem with me adding a
> schema (and documenting) our configuration options?

Absolutely not :)


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