Bookmarks shared among desktop environments

Philip Van Hoof spamfrommailing at
Mon Apr 18 23:53:18 EEST 2005

On Mon, 2005-04-18 at 22:21 +0200, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> On Monday 18 April 2005 20:39, Jamie McCracken wrote:
> > We dont need a solution to this for Dconf at this point. However I
> > suspect the keys will look something like :
> >
> > Key						Value
> > org.freedesktop.bookmarks.web.1.uri
> > org.freedesktop.bookmarks.web.1.displayname	Slashdot
> > org.freedesktop.bookmarks.web.2.uri
> > org.freedesktop.bookmarks.web.2.displayname	Linux Today
> >
> > org.freedesktop.bookmarks.folder.1.uri		/home/jamie/documents
> > org.freedesktop.bookmarks.folder.2.uri		/home/jamie/hacking
> That's something that bothers me about key based configuration systems... what 
> happens if I remove org.freedesktop.bookmarks.web.1 ? Do my bookmarks then 
> start at 2? Are 1 and 2 some sort of sequence numbers, or should they be seen 
> as unique identifiers? Should the config system have a function for "give me 
> a new id that isn't used yet" ? 

Thats easily solvable: Define a range [000000]..[999999]


Of course is the type for bookmarks.web a LIST-type. So the API would
return an array of values here (which you can and should loop with a
foreach construction). Such a foreach construction can be made in such a
way (at the client-side) that it will always loop the items

Perhaps also API functionality to move, delete and fetch the xth item in
a list.

(non official API, just mindsharing)

facade {
	value get (key)

value {
	bool islist

list : value {
	move (row, dest_row)
	remove (row)
	value get (row)

function foreach_item_in_list (item, data)

ps. I'd keep this for the technical analysis part of the game.
Nevertheless it's good to keep thinks like this in mind.

Philip Van Hoof, Software Developer @ Cronos
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