[pulseaudio-discuss] [PATCH] module-gsettings: new module to store configuration using gsettings

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Sat Sep 10 16:56:10 UTC 2016

On Sat, 2016-09-10 at 21:58 +0530, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Sep 2016, at 02:06 PM, Tanu Kaskinen wrote:
> > 
> > On Sat, 2016-09-10 at 09:06 +0530, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> > > So unless MATE and co. are actually using it, I don't think it's a bad
> > > idea to drop it (the paprefs dep can be upgraded to latest PA with
> > > gsettings-only support).
> > 
> > If the data migration is not entirely smooth for users, I want to let
> > distributions choose when to drop gconf support.
> Sure, making sure there's a smooth transition is important, but IMO it's
> orthogonal to supporting GConf. It's not great to have GSettings as an
> option and then push the decision of whether config should break or not
> out to distribution.

Do you mean that it's worse to provide a gsettings option that has
glitchy data migration than to provide no gsettings option at all? I
think that depends on how high distributions set their bar. If I was a
distribution maintainer, I would stay with gconf until a smooth
migration is available. If all distribution maintainers are like me,
then I agree, we should block gsettings support until this is fully
sorted out, but if I've understood correctly, Sylvain is working on
Fedora, and his patches are less-than-perfect in this regard, which
suggests to me that Fedora perhaps doesn't care that much about the
migration problems.


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