[Openicc] Profile installation and association for Linux/Unix/X11
openicc at markus-raab.org
Fri Apr 25 02:45:00 PDT 2008
Am Freitag, 25. April 2008 05:11 schrieb Graeme Gill:
> Markus Raab wrote:
> > There is no other project next to elektra trying to write a portable and
> > general purpose configuration library without dependencies.
> There are other loosely similar projects, libconfig for one, although
> it has single back end.
No, e.g. libconfig is a config parser and writer. The difference is that you
need to say where the configuration file resides, a non-trivial problem for
system/user cascading, the setups existing and the operating systems
But a great feature of elektra is that it could be used as multiplexer
for libraries parsing and writing configuration and libconfig could be used
perfectly too (mainly because its C).
> > We are now reaching a stable phase for 0.7 with the feature of Mounting,
> > to get an idea of it, see: http://www.libelektra.org/GetStartedMounting
> > It allows admins (and maybe even users in future) to choose what
> > configuration format they prefer dynamically at runtime similar to mount
> > and /etc/fstab for filesystems.
> Yes, that's the sort of thing I'm thinking would be better. I get the
> impression though that there are no really good file base back ends yet,
> e.g. something comparable to libconfig, or JSON.
Unfortunately you are absolutely right. The reason is that mounting in the yet
unreleased 0.7 is a brand-new feature. But everybody is welcome to change the
situation and write backends!
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