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

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Wed Mar 28 15:53:45 UTC 2018

On Tue, 2018-03-27 at 19:15 -0300, Felipe Sateler wrote:
> 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/

Sorry for not replying to your earlier mail, and thanks for the helpful
summary of the situation. Maybe we should have the gsettings migration
in 12.0, even if it's not perfect. I'll have a look at the gsettings
patch later this week (I'm "out of office" today and tomorrow).



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