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

Felipe Sateler fsateler at debian.org
Tue Mar 27 22:15:00 UTC 2018

On Sun, Dec 24, 2017 at 2:54 PM, Felipe Sateler <fsateler at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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).

Friendly ping.

There is a patch for adding a gsettings module[1], but it has not been
merged yet. It needs its companion patches to paprefs, which have not
been posted but are available on github[2]. The gsettings module had
only a few minor comments, but was not reviewed in full detail, as
higher-level migration plans were discussed.

There is also a patch for porting paprefs from GTK2 to GTK3, and in
the process move away from libglade[3]. It has not been reviewed yet.

In light of the forceful removal of these libraries from Debian, I
think it is worthwhile to revisit this issue. At least for Debian
users, the current migration plan is simply losing paprefs support.

[1] https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/pulseaudio-discuss/2016-January/025275.html
[2] https://github.com/lebauce/paprefs/commits/gsettings
[3] https://patchwork.freedesktop.org/patch/194950/


Felipe Sateler

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