An analysis about a generic desktop application configuration management system

Avery Pennarun apenwarr at
Tue Apr 12 02:44:28 EEST 2005

On Mon, Apr 11, 2005 at 07:22:40PM -0400, Maks Orlovich wrote:

> > But if the control panel changes a setting and konqueror is supposed to
> > notice, you have to provide a way of telling konqueror about it.  That's a
> > cross-process notification.
> The notification here is trivial. Keeping things consistent is not, but is
> unlikely to matter in a desktop setting. IOW, you don't normally have
> dirty writes in memory for long.

Please explain.  How does the control panel know that it's konqueror that
needs the notification?  Or should it just broadcast it to everyone? 
(That's potentially an easy/valid solution for most cases.) How will it send
the notification?



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