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

Felipe Sateler fsateler at debian.org
Sun Dec 24 17:54:33 UTC 2017


On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Felipe Sateler <fsateler at debian.org> wrote:
> Note that the alternative to this less-than-perfect upgrade process is
> not glitchless status quo. It is my understanding[2] that gconf will
> eventually be forcefully removed from mainstream distros when
> sufficiently few apps use it, so the alternative is really to drop
> paprefs and module-gconf entirely in a (possibly far) future date.

This is now happening in Debian. The GNOME maintainers want to drop
the gconf stack, and have filed bugs with severity serious[1] for
dropping gconf libraries. Severity serious means that the affected
packages are not suitable for release, and thus will be kicked out of
the next debian release (or the severity lowered, of course).

Unfortunately, just moving to gsettings from gconf is not sufficient,
as the set of libraries targeted for removal includes libglade, which
paprefs also uses[2]. I will submit a patch porting paprefs to gtk 3
and gtkbuilder.

I think this patch should be revisited.

[1] https://bugs.debian.org/885038
[2] https://bugs.debian.org/885076


Felipe Sateler

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